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Schooner 'Rosebud'

Photo credit: Aberdeenshire Museums Service

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The characteristic blue shades of this painting indicate its Chinese origins, probably painted in Canton. The schooner ‘Rosebud’ (the first of its name) was built at Peterhead by Carnegie & Matthew for John Collie and launched in 1869. The vessel was used on the South African and Far-Eastern trade routes. Found to be too small, the ‘Rosebud’ was sold to Australian owners in 1875.

Arbuthnot Museum, Peterhead


  • Date

    1875 (?)

  • Medium

    oil on board

  • Measurements

    45.1 x 60 cm

  • Accession number


  • Acquisition method

    gift from Mr John Collie, 1962


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Arbuthnot Museum, Peterhead

St Peter Street, Peterhead, Aberdeenshire AB42 1QD Scotland

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