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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 9 points 7 - 7 Oct 1856

Pencil, watercolour | 14.9 x 15.9 cm (sheet of paper) | RCIN 980570

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A watercolour showing the heads of two dead stags. The stags are shown resting side by side and are both racing right. Inscribed centre left: VR del Oct: 7. 1856
Inscribed under stag to the left: Royal Stag 12 points weighing 18st 4lbs at Carn Lachan
Inscribed under stag to the right: & Stag with 9 points weighing 16 st 6lbs at [?Sleach Gorin]
Inscribed lower centre: Shot - Oct: 6 - 1856. by the Prince

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)

  • 14.9 x 15.9 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)