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Photograph - Double amputation of thighs; boy
  • Double amputation of thighs
    Muybridge, Eadweard, born 1830 - died 1904
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Double amputation of thighs; boy

  • Object:


  • Date:

    1887 (photographed)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Muybridge, Eadweard, born 1830 - died 1904 (photographer)

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  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level F, case X, shelf 326, box E


1887 (photographed)


Muybridge, Eadweard, born 1830 - died 1904 (photographer)

Materials and Techniques



Height: 34.5 cm, Width: 49.5 cm

Object history note

Eadweard Muybridge is most famous for his split-second studies of motion which began in 1872 with an attempt to capture the movement of a galloping horse. By 1877 he had developed a technique to place 12 cameras in a row to capture each stage of the horse’s movement. His books Animal Locomotion and The Human Figure in Motion made systematic studies of movement, and inspired artists in the twentieth century such as Francis Bacon. Later Muybridge experimented with a device to create moving images from still photographs, making him a pioneer of cinematography.

Descriptive line

19thC; Muybridge E, Boy without legs gets on & off chair

Subjects depicted



Photographs; Disability; Children & Childhood; Photographic Studies


Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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