Walking with a bucket in mouth; light-gray horse, Eagle

Eadweard Muybridgeca. 1884-1887

George Eastman Museum

George Eastman Museum
Rochester, United States

Born Edward Muggeridge, in Kingston-Upon-Thames, England, Muybridge changed his Christian name to Eadweard in 1850, and his surname to Muybridge a few years later. He went to San Francisco around 1855 and opened a bookstore there. He lived most of his adult life in the United States, beginning his photographic career in California in 1867. He set up a photographic studio, sharing space in the "Cosmopolitan Gallery" of Silas Selleck, the former NYC daguerreotypist. Muybridge used the pseudonym "Helios" and drove a light horse-drawn wagon he called "The Flying Studio." Initially commissioned in 1872 by Leland Stanford to make motion studies of his horse, "Occident", Muybridge later extended that work at the University of Pennsylvania. These studies, in their many forms, occupied him until his death in 1904 at his home in Kingston.

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  • Title: Walking with a bucket in mouth; light-gray horse, Eagle
  • Creator: Eadweard J. Muybridge
  • Date Created: ca. 1884-1887
  • Location Created: United States, North America
  • Physical Dimensions: w35.7 x h21.6 cm (Image)
  • Type: Photograph
  • Rights: Public Domain, George Eastman House Collections
  • Medium: collotype print
  • Place Part Of: North America
  • Materials Extent: complete
  • Inscriptions: recto (printed): ANIMAL LOCOMOTION. PLATE. 650 Copyright, 1887, by EADWEARD MUYBRIDGE. All rights reserved.
  • From the series Source: George Eastman House
  • From the series: Amimal Locomotion
  • Credit line: Museum Collection
  • Credit Line Source: George Eastman House
  • Credit Line Extent: complete