Brill - Scophthalmus rhombus
Common name: Brill
Scientific name: Scophthalmus rhombus
Accession number: 044
Materials: Watercolour on paper
When painted: 1831-1841
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.