Opah - Lampris guttatus

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Common name: Opah

Scientific name: Lampris guttatus

Accession number: 039

Materials: Watercolour on paper

When painted: 1831-1841

It is likely that MacGillivray obtained his fish specimens from the fish market. It was usual for local fisherman to send word of unusual catches if they knew the artist would be interested in painting them.

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