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Prince Albert collected photographs of places significant to him

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

Other Hummel Stag - killed by the Prince Sept: 17. 1857 18 - 18 Sep 1857

Pencil, watercolour | 10.3 x 17.3 cm (sheet of paper) | RCIN 980573

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A watercolour showing a dead hummel stag. The stag is shown lying on the ground with its head to the right and its legs out behind. Inscribed below: Other Hummel Stag - killed by the Prince Sept: 17. 1857 / VR sketched - At Allt na Guithsasch [sic] Sept: 18. 1857.

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, or in this case the Allt na Guibhsaich lodge on the Balmoral Estate.

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)

  • 10.3 x 17.3 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)