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Eadweard MUYBRIDGE Animal Locomotion, Plate 317  (1887)

Heaving a 75-lb Rock, 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

In good condition for it's age, with some foxing marks and staining in the margins, but most noticeably towards sheet edges, also there are a few very faint small marks near the plate title. A beautiful, unusual and very scarce image that will frame up and display beautifully. An original plate and not a reprint, this is a wonderful and rare collotype by Muybridge -  an extraordinary image showing a man lifting and throwing a heavy rock

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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