Eadweard Muybridge

Baseball, throwing

c. June 1885-11 May 1886, printed November 1887
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From 1884 to 1886, Eadweard Muybridge produced 781 motion studies, primarily of humans walking, running, dancing, or playing sports. Many of his models were University of Pennsylvania faculty or students, among them Morris Hacker, Jr., a student shown here throwing a baseball. Born in England, Muybridge spent most of his working life in the United States. It was Leland Stanford, a former California governor and horse enthusiast, who first hired him to study the movement of a galloping horse. Using English Dallmeyer lenses, electrically triggered shutters, and a series of specially commissioned cameras, Muybridge was able to prove that a horse was completely in the air at one point in its gait.
Title
Baseball, throwing
Date
c. June 1885-11 May 1886, printed November 1887
Medium
Photograph
Materials
collotype
Dimensions
46.7 x 59.2 cm; image: 25.2 x 28.8 cm
Nationality
British; American
Credit line
Gift of Benjamin Greenberg, Ottawa, 1981
Accession number
31743