The MacGillivray art collection

Straight-nosed pipefish - Nerophis ophidion

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Common name: Straight-nosed pipefish

Scientific name: Nerophis ophidion

Accession number: 041

Materials: Watercolour on paper

When painted: 1831-1841

It is likely that MacGillivray obtained his fish specimens from the fish market. It was usual for local fisherman to send word of unusual catches if they knew the artist would be interested in painting them.

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