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

Stag shot by Albert & Fritz Sept: 15 - 1855 in Abergeldie Woods 15 - 15 Sep 1855

Pencil, pen and ink | 17.7 x 11.5 cm (sheet of paper) | RCIN 980563

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A pen and ink drawing on Balmoral headed notepaper showing the stuffed head of a stag. The stag is shown facing left with its antlers pointing upwards. Inscribed below: (Stuffed head.) Stag shot by Albert & Fritz Sept: 15 - 1855 in Abergeldie Woods.

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. On 15 September 1855 Prince Albert went stalking with Prince Frederick of Prussia (often known as Fritz), the future husband of his eldest daughter Victoria, Princess Royal.

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)

  • 17.7 x 11.5 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)