Eadweard Muybridge, ‘Horses Galloping and Jumping (from Animal Locomotion, Plate 645),’, 1887, Rubber Factory
Eadweard Muybridge, ‘Horses Galloping and Jumping (from Animal Locomotion, Plate 645),’, 1887, Rubber Factory

Sheet measures 19 x 24 inches; cornered to window mat measuring 22 x 28 inches; not framed. Detailed condition report available upon request

Series: Animal Locomotion

Image rights: Photographer's copyright imprint in margin recto

Collection of Frederic H. Douglas;
Denver Art Museum, 1956

About Eadweard Muybridge

Eadweard Muybridge, originally a landscape and architectural photographer, is primarily known for his groundbreaking images of animals and people in motion. In 1872, a racehorse owner hired Muybridge to prove that galloping horses hooves were never all fully off the ground at the same time, a proposition that Muybridge's images would disprove. One of his main working methods was to rig a series of large cameras in a line to shoot images automatically as the animals passed. Viewed in a Zoopraxiscope machine, his images laid the foundation for motion pictures and contemporary cinematography.

British, 1830-1904, Kingston upon Thames, United Kingdom