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

Stag shot by the Prince in Glen Beg 10 - 10 Oct 1852

Pencil and pen and ink on tracing paper | 14.2 x 19.1 cm (sheet of paper) | RCIN 980553

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A pen and ink drawing on tracing paper showing a dead stag. The head and neck of the stag is shown, with the top of one foreleg. The stag is shown facing left in profile. Inscribed below: Stag shot by the Prince in Glen Beg (V.R. there) very old. Oct 9th 1852. Tracing from a sketch of V.R's Oct: 10th.

Deer stalking was a favourite pastime of Prince Albert, especially while staying at Balmoral. On 9 October 1852 Queen Victoria accompanied her husband on a stalking expedition to Glen Beg, drawing his prizes the next day.

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)

  • 14.2 x 19.1 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)