Sprat - Sprattus sprattus
Common name: Sprat
Scientific name: Sprattus sprattus
Accession number: 105
Materials: Watercolour on paper
When painted: 1831-1841
MacGillivray's "Clupea sprattus". 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.