Red mullet - Mullus surmuletus
Common name: Red mullet
Scientific name: Mullus surmuletus
Accession number: 049
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.