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Prince Albert collected photographs of places significant to him

Dr Ernst Becker (1826-88)

Head of Stag shot by the Prince on Carop Hill 26 - 26 Sep 1853

Coated salted paper print | 14.1 x 10.9 cm (image) | RCIN 2116989

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Photograph of the head of a stag shot by Prince Albert (1819-61) on Carop Hill. The head is posed on a draped plinth and in front of a sheet backdrop.

The caption indicated the stag weighed 18 stone and 9 pounds and the animal's head was stuffed for display.

  • Creator(s)

    Dr Ernst Becker (1826-88) (photographer)

  • annotation: Head of Stag shot by the Prince on Carop Hill (V.R. there)/ Sep: 26th 1853.- weighted 18 stone 9 pounds clean- Head stuffed: in/ in sitting room old house/ Calotype by Dr. Becker. - [beneath work]
  • 14.1 x 10.9 cm (image)

  • From the collection of Queen Victoria and Prince Albert

  • Object type(s)
      • visual works
        • photographs
    Subject(s)
    • Natural Sciences & Mathematics
      • Zoology
        • Animals
          • Mammals
            • Deer
              • Red deer
                • Stags (male deer)
    • Science, Medicine and Technology
      • Agriculture and related techniques
        • Animal husbandry
          • Field sports (hunting, shooting, stalking)
            • Hunting methods
              • Stalking
    • Places
      • Europe
        • Great Britain
          • Scotland
            • Aberdeenshire [Scotland]
              • Balmoral Estate [Aberdeenshire]