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Haddock - Melanogrammus aeglefinus

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Common name: Haddock

Scientific name: Melanogrammus aeglefinus

Accession number: 115

Materials: Watercolour on paper

When painted: 1831-1841

MacGillivray's "Gadus aeglefinus". 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.

     Melanogrammus aeglefinus click for larger image