Shore rockling - Gaidropsarus mediterraneus
Common name: Shore rockling
Scientific name: Gaidropsarus mediterraneus
Accession number: 063
Materials: Watercolour on paper
When painted: 1831-1841
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.