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

Stag Head Stuffed; killed by Albert 25 - 25 Sep 1853

Pencil, pen and ink | 10.9 x 17.1 cm (sheet of paper) | RCIN 980545

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A pen and ink drawing showing the mounted head of a stag. The stag is shown facing forward. Inscribed below: Stag Head Stuffed; killed by Albert Sept: 23. 1850 on Meall Slughan. Weighed 18 stone 6lbs [?clean]
Inscribed lower left: VR del Sept: 25. 1853

Deer stalking was a favourite pastime of Prince Albert, especially while staying at Balmoral. On 23 September 1853 Queen Victoria accompanied her husband on a stalking expedition in the Balloch Buie Forest, drawing his prize on 25 September 1853.

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)

  • 10.9 x 17.1 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)