Rock cook - Centrolabrus exoletus
Common name: Rock cook
Scientific name: Centrolabrus exoletus
Accession number: 110
Materials: Watercolour on paper
When painted: 1831-1841
MacGillivray's "Crenilabrus gibbus". 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.