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Prince Albert collected photographs of places significant to him

Dr Ernst Becker (1826-88)

Stag shot by the Prince of Craig Daiegn 30 - 30 Sep 1852

Coated salted paper print | 9.1 x 13.2 cm (image) | RCIN 2116984

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Photograph of a dead stag laid out beside a building. The stag was shot by Prince Albert (1819-61) at Craig Daiegn. The caption indicates the stag weighed 16 stone and 6 pounds and is posed 'as he fell'.

In her diary for 20 September 1850, Queen Victoria writes: 'Drove with Affie, to meet Albert, whom we found walking near Invergelder, having killed another fine stag, which soon followed. We walked home together.'

  • Creator(s)

    Dr Ernst Becker (1826-88) (photographer)

  • annotation: Stag shot by the Prince on Craig Daiegn [?]/ (as he fell)/ Calotype by Dr Becker [break] Sept: 30th 1852. weighed 16 st 6 lbs [beneath work]
  • 9.1 x 13.2 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