‘New’ Muybridge portrait at Museum of Fine Arts


This portrait of Muybridge is from the collection of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. It was acquired in 1991. I have never seen this image in print. The catalogue details are as follows:

Eadweard J. Muybridge
Eadweard J. Muybridge, American, 1830–1904

Image (oval): 8.6 x 5.5 cm (3 3/8 x 2 3/16 in.)
Mount: 10.6 x 6.3 cm (4 3/16 x 2 1/2 in.)
Photograph, albumen print

Inscriptions: Inscription: signed verso, in ink (faded to gray), across top: E. J. Muybridge, printed in red ink around edges of card: Helios’ Flying Studio/ Edw. J. Muybridge, Photographic View Artist/ 12 Montgomery Street, San Francisco. Additional text printed in red ink on recto (lower margin) and on verso of card.

Classification: Photographs. Type, sub-type: carte-de-visite
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

Source unidentified, 1991. Accession number: 1991.435. Provenance/Ownership History: Acquired May 1991.

[Note: This image is copyright Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. Reproduced here for educational/personal use.]

For more studio portraits of Muybridge see my PORTRAITS webpage.

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