Freshwater eel - Anguilla anguilla
Common name: Freshwater eel
Scientific name: Anguilla anguilla
Accession number: 080
Materials: Watercolour on paper
When painted: 1831-1841
MacGillivray's "Anguilla latirostris". 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.