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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 Albert on Conaich Crag 5 - 5 Oct 1854

Pencil, watercolour, touches of bodycolour | 16.3 x 15.1 cm (sheet of paper) | RCIN 980561

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A watercolour showing the head of a dead stag. The stag is shown facing forward with its antlers pointing upwards and is resting on a table. Inscribed below: Stag shot by Albert on Conaich Crag (Corrie na Paitch) Oct: 4 - 1854. VR del: Oct: 5. Horns measured 33 inches in length 14 in width at the top & 24 at the middle. Weighd [sic] 16st 2lbs (Head [illegible word])

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)

  • 16.3 x 15.1 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)