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Prince Albert collected photographs of places significant to him

Dr Ernst Becker (1826-88)

Stag shot by the Prince 30 - 30 Sep 1852

Coated salted paper print | 9.1 x 13.1 cm (image) | RCIN 2116983

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Photograph of a dead stag, splayed out in a wooden wheelbarrow. The animal's head faces towards the camera. The stag was shot by Prince Albert (1819-61) in Carrop Wood (possible Carrot Wood, near Carrot Hill).

The caption indicates the stag weighed 14 stone and 6 pounds.

In her diary for 20 September 1850, Queen Victoria writes: 'Drove with Albert in the post chaise to the "Irons", & we saw deer on our way. He got out there, & in a few minutes I heard a shot, & on returning to the carriage I found Albert with/ Grant & McDonald, dragging down a fine heavy stag.'

  • Creator(s)

    Dr Ernst Becker (1826-88) (photographer)

  • annotation: Stag shot by the Prince in Carap Wood near the road (V.R. there)/ Calotype by Dr Becker. [break] Sept: 30th 1852_ weighed 14 st 6 lbs [beneath work]
  • 9.1 x 13.1 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)
    • Science, Medicine and Technology
      • Agriculture and related techniques
        • Animal husbandry
          • Field sports (hunting, shooting, stalking)
            • Hunting methods
              • Stalking