Saithe - Pollachius virens
Common name: Saithe
Scientific name: Pollachius virens
Accession number: 091
Materials: Watercolour on paper
When painted: 1831-1841
MacGillivray's "Merlangus virens". It is likely that MacGillivray obtained his fish specimens from the fish market. It is probable that he would have looked for the best example of a particular type of fish and taken it home to paint it.