Eadweard Muybridge (1830-1904); Panorama of San Francisco from California St. Hill;
Lot 8
Eadweard Muybridge
(1830-1904)
Panorama of San Francisco from California St. Hill
Sold for US$ 50,000 inc. premium

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25 Apr 2017, 13:00 EDT

New York

Lot Details
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Eadweard Muybridge (1830-1904)
Panorama of San Francisco from California St. Hill, 1877
An 11-part panorama, albumen prints, mounted accordian-style on 11 leaves of buff paper, mounted to a single piece of linen; with the photographer's credit, title, and copyright in letterpress on the central plate; the whole enclosed in 4to, dark red cloth covers with the title and photographer's name in gilt.
7 1/8 x 86in

Footnotes

  • Literature
    Harris and Sandweiss, Eadweard Muybridge and the Photographic Panorama of San Francisco, 1850-1880, Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montreal, 1993, pp. 116-117.
    Wilkes Tucker, Target III: In Sequence, Photographic Sequences from The Target Collection of American Photography, The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, 1982, p. 34.

    This 11-part panoramic view was taken from the central tower of the Mark Hopkins' residence, at the corner of California and Mason Streets, on Nob Hill. According to David Harris, author of Eadweard Muybridge the Photographic Panorama of San Francisco, 1850-1880:
    'The panorama took Muybridge approximately five hours to complete. He began in the late morning with a view towards the south-west (now plate 10 of the panorama) and moved in a clockwise direction (proceeding through plates 11 and 1-9), moving the camera away from the sun. By mid-afternoon when made his final view (plate 9), the sun had moved 90-degrees.' (p. 118).

    The panorama was offered by Muybridge with a bound album, $10.00, or unmounted for $8.00.
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