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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 at Invergelder 11 - 11 Oct 1852

Pencil | 13.8 x 18.7 cm (sheet of paper) | RCIN 980554

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A pencil drawing, over two joined pieces of paper, showing a dead stag. The stag is shown full-length and is lying on his side with his head to the left. Inscribed below: Stag shot by Albert at Invergelder. Oct 11 - 1852. Drawn on the spot VR del.
Inscribed below mounted sheets: Stag shot by the Prince at Invergelder - Head stuffed in library in old house. Oct: 11th 1852 (V.R. there)

Deer stalking was a favourite pastime of Prince Albert, especially while staying at Balmoral. On 11 October 1852 Queen Victoria accompanied her husband on a stalking expedition near Invergelder.

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)

  • 13.8 x 18.7 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)