The MacGillivray art collection

Scad - Trachurus trachurus

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Common name: Scad

Scientific name: Trachurus trachurus

Accession number: 043

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.

     Trachurus trachurus click for larger image