Small-eyed ray - Raja microocellata
Common name: Small-eyed ray
Scientific name: Raja microocellata
Accession number: 100
Materials: Watercolour on paper
When painted: 1831-1841
MacGillivray's "Raja microcellata". 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.