Animal Locomotion, Plate 675 [Running Pig]. Eadweard Muybridge, 1830- 1904 Brit.
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Animal Locomotion, Plate 675 [Running Pig]

1887. Collotype with letterpress, title, date and photographer in text below image, 21.4 x 34.9cm. Slight foxing to margins, old mount burn.

Held in Wellcome Library, London, with the comment “One of 781 collotypes which form Eadweard Muybridge’s magnum opus, Animal Locomotion, 1887. This work originated in an attempt to settle the argument which arose in 1871 between Leland Stanford, President of the Central Pacific Railroad, and Robert Bonner, owner of the New York Ledger, as to whether a trotting horse ever had all four feet off the ground at once…Muybridge’s solution was to photograph each stage in the trot of a horse [proving the theory]…”

The series Animal Locomotion was conducted at the University of Pennsylvania from 1884 to 1885.

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Item #CL185-15

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