On 12th December 1839 the paddle steamer 'Brilliant' was wrecked on the North Pier at Aberdeen. The vessel had sailed from Leith in stormy conditions and the captain had been washed overboard and drowned near Girdleness. The heavy seas drove her onto the pier where her over heated boilers set the ship on fire and she was totally destroyed.
Where to see this painting?
Aberdeen Maritime Museum
Shiprow, Aberdeen, Scotland, AB11 5BY
If you are planning a visit to see this painting, check with the collection first. Paintings can be moved at short notice.