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Eadweard Muybridge, Goat Walking

Goat Walking, 1872-1885

Eadweard Muybridge (1830 - 1904)

RA Collection: Art

The same image is reproduced in Muybridge's Animals in Motion: An Electro-Photographic Investigation of Consecutive Phases of Animal Progressive Movements 1899, p.107.
The sequence of images has the accompanying text:
'A Half-Stride in Thirteen Phases. The goat. Length of complete stride: 48 inches(1.20 metres). Time - interval: .043 second. Approximate time of complete stride: 1.03 seconds'.

Muybridge explains that 'the ox, goat, and hog, as representatives of double-toed, or cloven-footed animals; and the elephant, Bactrian camel, lion, dog, racoon, and capybara as representatives of soft-footed quadrupeds, will be found, in their respective seriates, to follow while walking, the same sequence of foot-fallings as that disclosed by the horse (p.20).

Animal Locomotion: An Electro-Photographic Investigation of Consecutive Phases of Animal Movement 1872-1885.
A portfolio and 85 collotypes by Eadweard Muybridge. Selected by the Keeper of the Royal Academy Schools and purchased in 1889.

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Object details

Title
Goat Walking
Photographed by
Eadweard Muybridge (1830 - 1904)
Printed by
Publisher/bookseller
From
Animal Locomotion. An Electro-Photographic Investigation of Consecutive Phases of Animal Movements 1872-1885
Date
1872-1885
Object type
Photograph
Place of Production
United States
Medium
Collotype
Dimensions

215 mm x 319 mm

Collection
Royal Academy of Arts
Object number
04/2708
Acquisition
Purchased from Eadweard Muybridge in 1891
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