Whiting - Merlangius vulgaris
Common name: Whiting
Scientific name: Merlangius vulgaris
Accession number: 099
Materials: Watercolour on paper
When painted: 1831-1841
MacGillivrays "Merlangus vulgaris". 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.