Dragonet - Callionymus lyra
Common name: Dragonet
Scientific name: Callionymus lyra
Accession number: 078
Materials: Watercolour on paper
When painted: 1831-1841
MacGillivray's "Callionymus lyra". It is likely that MacGillivray obtained his fish specimens from the fish market. It was usual for local fisherman to send word of unusual catches if they knew the artist would be interested in painting them.