Saturday, April 9, 2016
Eadweard J. Muybridge, photographer, original, murderer
In 1874 he shot and killed Major Harry Larkyns, his wife's lover, but was acquitted in a jury trial on the grounds of justifiable homicide. A crime of passion?
Photography of Motion
Murder your wife and get a Google doodle? Sexism lives (oh yeah).
On the other hand, his wife's lover (wife was 22 years younger than Eadweard), was a critic for the SF Post; I am sure that murdering a critic has crossed the minds of many an artist. Justifiable homicide? Or maybe just unbalanced? But it was still murder.