Nursehound and Spurdog - Scyliorhinus stellaris and Squalus acanthias

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Common name: Nursehound and Spurdog

Scientific name: Scyliorhinus stellaris and Squalus acanthias

Accession number: 035

Materials: Watercolour on paper

When painted: 1831-1841

It is likely that MacGillivray obtained his fish specimens from the fish market. The Nursehound is the upper figure, the Spurdog the lower image.

     Scyliorhinus stellaris and Squalus acanthias click for larger image