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Prince Albert collected photographs of places significant to him

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

Royal Stag & Stag with 11 points 14 - 14 Oct 1856

Pencil | 15.1 x 19.3 cm (sheet of paper) | RCIN 980571

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A pencil drawing showing the heads of two dead stags. The stag to the left is shown facing forward, inscribed below: Royal Stag 12 points
The stag to the right is shown facing right. Inscribed below: & Stag with 11 points Royal on one side
Inscribed lower centre: Shot Oct: 13. 1856 by the Prince [under left stag] at Drummour [under right stag] at Stobeadh
Inscribed centre left: VR del Oct: 14\56

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)

  • 15.1 x 19.3 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)