5 October 1999
EADWEARD MUYBRIDGE (1830-1904)
Selected Motion Studies
20 collotypes plates from Animal Locomotion, An Electro-Photographic Investigation of Consecutive Phases of Animal Movements, 1872-1885, published under the auspices of the University of Pennsylvania, 1887. Each with letterpress credit, series title, plate number, copyright and reproduction limitation printed in the margin.
Varying sizes from 7 x 12in. (19.7 x 31.1cm.) to 6.3/8 x 17in. (16.2 x 43.8cm.) (20)
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The subjects include 6 male nudes, 2 female nudes and 2 clothed females all engaged in various activities, 1 donkey and a man, 2 horse and riders and 7 animals including water birds, a kangaroo, a camel, a bird, a buffalo, a lioness and a horse.
Decorative and dangerous, the most impressive group of courtly quality weapons to come to auction in well over a generation
This month, Christie’s offers one of the American artist’s large-scale works. In October, she will tackle the monumental proportions of Tate Modern’s Turbine Hall