Artist: Eadweard Muybridge (English/American, 1830-1904).
Title: "Athletes: Fencing [from The Human Figure in Motion: Plate 31]".
Medium: Original photomezzotint & letterpress.
Date: Composed 1872-1885. Printed 1901.
Dimensions: Overall size: 9 1/2 x 11 1/4 in. (241 x 286 mm).
Lot Note(s): Stamped with the photographer's name, lower right. Edition unknown. High-grade smooth archival paper. Full margins, as issued. Fine impression with heavy ink application and distinctive letterpress. Very good condition. Comment(s): Eadweard Muybridge, born Edward James Muggeridge, was an English photographer important for his pioneering work in photographic studies of motion and early work in motion-picture projection. He adopted the first name Eadweard as the original Anglo-Saxon form of Edward, and the surname Muybridge believing it to be similarly archaic. [29379-2-225]