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

Head of Stag shot by Albert in the Dee Oct: 4 1851 5 - 5 Oct 1851

Pencil, pen and ink, touches of bodycolour | 14.0 x 18.8 cm (sheet of paper) | RCIN 980549

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A pen and ink drawing with touches of bodycolour showing the head of a dead stag. The stag is shown facing left in profile. Inscribed below: Head of Stag shot by Albert in the Dee Oct: 4 1851 - VR del fm nature Oct: 5. 1851.

Deer stalking was a favourite pastime of Prince Albert, especially while staying at Balmoral. On 4 October 1851 Queen Victoria accompanied her husband on a stalking expedition near the River Dee, drawing his prizes the next day.

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)

  • 14.0 x 18.8 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)