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Turbot - Scophthalmus maximus

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Common name: Turbot

Scientific name: Scophthalmus maximus

Accession number: 093

Materials: Watercolour on paper

When painted: 1831-1841

MacGillivray's "Rhombus maximus". 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.

     Scophthalmus maximus click for larger image