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Prince Albert collected photographs of places significant to him

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

Stag shot by the Prince Oct: 6. 1856 at Frithort 7 - 7 Oct 1856

Pencil, watercolour | 15.4 x 16.1 cm (sheet of paper) | RCIN 980569

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A watercolour showing a dead stag. The stag is shown full-length and lying on the ground with its head to the front and legs out to the right. Inscribed below: Stag shot by the Prince Oct: 6. 1856 at Frithort - weighing 17 stone 4lbs. VR del Oct: 7/56 -

Deer stalking was a favourite pastime of Prince Albert, especially while staying at Balmoral. Queen Victoria would often sketch her husband's prizes once they had been brought back to Balmoral.

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)

  • 15.4 x 16.1 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)