Shanny - Lipophrys pholis
Common name: Shanny
Scientific name: Lipophrys pholis
Accession number: 106
Materials: Watercolour on paper
When painted: 1831-1841
MacGillivray's "Blennius pholis". 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.