Red sea-bream - Pagellus bogaraveo

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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.

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