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Eadweard MUYBRIDGE Animal Locomotion, Plate 276  (1887)

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Movements, Male, Base-ball; batting, one of 781 original collotypes from Eadweard Muybridge's magnum opus, Animal Locomotion (1887). Printed with Muybridge’s letterpress credit, series title, plate number and date on a two-tone sheet

The sheet margins have noticeable wear and staining (see images opposite), which will be completely covered by mounting and framing. The image itself and close surrounding margin is in good condition. An original plate and not a reprint, this is a wonderful and rare collotype by Muybridge, one of his rare sporting images, with incredible detail that is definitely better in the flesh than on the screen! This print is mounted and ready to frame

The research and photography for Animal Locomotion was carried out for the University of Pennsylvania in 1884-1885, using and improving the techniques developed in the 1870s. Of the 781 plates, 95 were devoted to the horse and 124 to other animals. The other 562 are devoted to men, women, and children, nude, semi-nude, and draped, walking, running, dancing, getting up and lying down, wrestling, boxing, leaping...

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