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Prince Albert collected photographs of places significant to him

Queen Victoria, Queen of the United Kingdom (1819-1901)

Blind Stag - shot by Albert near the Dee 14 - 14 Oct 1855

Pencil, pen and ink | 15.0 x 14.4 cm (sheet of paper) | RCIN 980566

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A pen and ink drawing showing the head of a dead stag. The stag is shown facing left in profile and is resting on a table. Inscribed below: Blind Stag - shot by Albert near the Dee. Oct: 13. 1855 VR del Oct: 14/55.

Deer stalking was a favourite pastime of Prince Albert, especially while staying at Balmoral. Queen Victoria would often sketch her husband's prizes once they had been brought back to Balmoral.

This drawing is one of a series of drawings from an album (RCIN 2116979) of photographs and drawings of stags shot by Prince Albert.

  • Creator(s)

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    Queen Victoria, Queen of the United Kingdom (1819-1901) (artist)

  • 15.0 x 14.4 cm (sheet of paper)

  • From the collection of Queen Victoria and Prince Albert

  • Object type(s)
      • visual works
        • drawings/watercolours
    Subject(s)
    • Natural Sciences & Mathematics
      • Zoology
        • Animals
          • Mammals
            • Deer
              • Red deer
                • Stags (male deer)