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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 28 - 28 Sep 1853

Pencil and pen and ink on tracing paper | 13.0 x 18.9 cm (sheet of paper) | RCIN 980557

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A pen and ink drawing on tracing paper showing a dead stag. The stag is shown full-length, lying with its head to the right and its legs out to the left. Inscribed lower right: Stag shot by Albert. VR del in the Dansick [sic] Sept: 28 - 1853.

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)

  • 13.0 x 18.9 cm (sheet of paper)

  • From the collection of Queen Victoria and Prince Albert

  • Object type(s)
      • visual works
        • drawings/watercolours
    • Natural Sciences & Mathematics
      • Zoology
        • Animals
          • Mammals
            • Deer
              • Red deer
                • Stags (male deer)