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[HMS "Galatea" amongst icebergs in the Southern Ocean, 23 April 1868.]
O.W. Brierly [in image].
[n.d., c.1869.]
Zincograph, printed in colours. Sheet 380 x 670mm (15 x 26½"). Trimmed to image and laid on board, as issued. Board replaced.
A view of HMS Galatea, an Ariadne class 26-gun, sixth-rate, wooden screw frigate, launched in 1859 and broken up 1883, in rough seas. In 1867 Sir Oswald Walters Brierly (1817-94) was invited to join what was intended to be a world voyage by Prince Alfred, Duke of Edinburgh (1844-1900) as captain of the 'Galatea', with the specific intention of visiting the Australian colonies. The voyage was cut short when Alfred was shot in the back during an assassination attempt. The same scene was lithographed in a smaller format by Dutton for Rev. John Milner's official account of the voyage, 'The Cruise of HMS Galatea, Captain HRH The Duke of Edinburgh, KG, in 1867-1868'. published 1869.
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