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French warship in Sydney, 1873



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Merlin was pleased with this photograph of the French ironclad Atalante in Fitzroy Dock. In the Town and Country Journal, 23 August 1873, he wrote:

Probably there is no one more difficult to please in procuring a picture of this kind than the landscape photographer himself. I may therefore be permitted to say in behalf of the one referred to, that it gave me satisfaction.

With a crew of 316, Atalante had an impressive armament, including six massive 194 mm breech-loading guns, four in a central battery below deck and two in barbettes on the upper deck. These could hurl a 75 kg shell over seven kilometres. At the bottom of the photograph is the solid brass ramming bow, weighing 20 tonnes.

Our Giclee prints are made to order from high resolution digital scans on archival cotton rag papers using pigment inks. They are printed with a white border allowing you to mount and frame as desired. A Library disclaimer is also printed along the bottom edge of the print.

Prints may take up to 21 days to produce and will be sent to you rolled in a sturdy tube.

Sample prints are available to inspect at the Library Shop.

Digital ID A2825357

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