Smelt - Osmerus eperlanus
Common name: Smelt
Scientific name: Osmerus eperlanus
Accession number: 053
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.