Etienne Jules Marey (1830-1904); Motion Study;
Lot 10
Etienne Jules Marey
Motion Study- Man Walking;
US$ 15,000 - 25,000
£8,900 - 15,000
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1 Nov 2012 10:00 EDT

Auction 20064
Lot Details
Etienne Jules Marey (1830-1904)
Motion Study- Man Walking, 1890s
Gelatin silver bromide print, mounted to tan paper mount; annotated 'Marey 6.5' in an unidentified hand in pencil on the paper mount verso.
7 x 12 1/4in


  • Provenance:
    Christie's, New York, 17 April 1997, lot 32
    Property from a Mid-Western Collection

    See: Braun, Picturing Time: The Work of √Čtienne-Jules Marey, University of Chicago Press, Chicago, 1992, p. 106-114 for related images

    Like his contemporary, Eadweard Muybridge, Etienne Jules Marey, a physiologist, was similarly interested in the science of human movement. By 1882, he had developed a single camera method that he called chronophotography, which allowed him to make images of human and animal movement. His camera was the forerunner of the motion picture camera. Marey's chronophotographs were some of the first images to illustrate the exact process of body movement.
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