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Stirling Hill Quarry, near Peterhead

Photo credit: Aberdeenshire Museums Service

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This painting was Giles's 'field sketch' for the larger version painted at Haddo House for the Earl of Aberdeen. The Earl's other property, Buchanness Lodge, is seen in the right middle distance in front of the Buchanness Lighthouse. The quarry in the foreground provided much of the building stone for Peterhead and is a rare depiction of this industry.

Mintlaw Discovery Centre





oil on board


H 33.5 x W 46.8 cm

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Acquisition method

purchased, 1993

Work type


Inscription description

1. 'J. Giles 1837' 2. exhib labels for Bourne Fine art; Fine Art Society (1993)


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Mintlaw Discovery Centre

Station Road, Mintlaw, Peterhead, Aberdeenshire AB42 5EE Scotland

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