Red gurnard - Aspitrigla cuculus
Common name: Red gurnard
Scientific name: Aspitrigla cuculus
Accession number: 089
Materials: Watercolour on paper
When painted: 1831-1841
MacGillivray's "Trigla cuculus". 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.