Perch - Perca fluviatilis
Common name: Perch
Scientific name: Perca fluviatilis
Accession number: 079
Materials: Watercolour on paper
When painted: 1831-1841
MacGillivray's "Perca fluviatitilis". 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.