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Prince Albert collected photographs of places significant to him

Wilson & Hay (active 1853-55)

Stag shot by the Prince in Corrie Buie 5 - 5 Oct 1854

Albumen print | 15.2 x 17.6 cm (image) | RCIN 2116992

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Photograph of John MacDonald (d. 1860) seated underneath a tree on the Balmoral estate with his left leg on a dead stag that had been shot by Prince Albert earlier that day in Corrie Buie. MacDonald wears a kilt, tweed jacket and a cap and has a rifle balanced across his lap.  

This photograph was taken by the partnership of George Washington Wilson and John Hay who were commissioned to photograph the keepers and Jagers who accompanied the Prince Consort during the hunting of deer on the Balmoral estate. In addition to these portraits, photographs were made of the game that was shot by the Prince. This photograph also was reproduced as a woodcut in Leaves from the Journal of Our Life in the Highlands

  • Creator(s)

    Wilson & Hay (active 1853-55) (photographer)

    John MacDonald (d. 1860)
  • 15.2 x 17.6 cm (image)

  • From the collection of Queen Victoria and Prince Albert

  • Object type(s)
      • visual works
        • photographs
    • Natural Sciences & Mathematics
      • Zoology
        • Animals
          • Mammals
            • Deer
              • Red deer
                • Stags (male deer)
    • Places
      • Europe
        • Great Britain
          • Scotland
            • Aberdeenshire [Scotland]
              • Balmoral Estate [Aberdeenshire]
    • Social sciences
      • Ethnology
        • Costume & National dress
          • Costume-Great Britain
            • Costume-Scotland
              • Scottish Highland Dress