Red sea-bream - Pagellus bogaraveo
Common name: Red sea-bream
Scientific name: Pagellus bogaraveo
Accession number: 042
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.