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Prince Albert collected photographs of places significant to him

Dr Ernst Becker (1826-88)

Stag shot by the Prince on Craig na Gael 4 - 4 Oct 1852

Coated salted paper print | 9.4 x 11.7 cm (image) | RCIN 2116985

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Photograph of a dead stag laid out beside a birch tree. The stag was shot by Prince Albert (1819-61) on Craig na Gael. The caption indicates the stag weighed 15 stone.

On 4 October 1852, Queen Victoria wrote in her journal: 'To my surprise & delight, Albert returned a little after 2, having shot a beautiful, heavy stag, on Craig Nagael'.

  • Creator(s)

    Dr Ernst Becker (1826-88) (photographer)

  • annotation: Stag shot by the Prince on Craig na Gael.-/ (as he fell)/ Calotype by Dr Becker [break] Oct: 4th 1852. weighed 15st clear. [beneath work]
  • 9.4 x 11.7 cm (image)

  • From the collection of Queen Victoria and Prince Albert

  • Object type(s)
      • visual works
        • photographs
    Subject(s)
    • Natural Sciences & Mathematics
      • Zoology
        • Animals
          • Mammals
            • Deer
              • Red deer
                • Stags (male deer)
    • Science, Medicine and Technology
      • Agriculture and related techniques
        • Animal husbandry
          • Field sports (hunting, shooting, stalking)
            • Hunting methods
              • Stalking
    • Places
      • Europe
        • Great Britain
          • Scotland
            • Aberdeenshire [Scotland]
              • Balmoral Estate [Aberdeenshire]