Grey gurnard - Eutrigla gurnardus
Common name: Grey gurnard
Scientific name: Eutrigla gurnardus
Accession number: 071
Materials: Watercolour on paper
When painted: 1831-1841
MacGillivray's "Trigla gurnardus". 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.