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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 on Coignaich Craig 25 - 25 Sep 1851

Pencil and pen and ink on tracing paper | 17.5 x 13.8 cm (sheet of paper) | RCIN 980552

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A pen and ink drawing on tracing paper showing the head of a dead stag. The stag is shown facing left in profile and is resting on a table. Inscribed below: Stag shot by the Prince on Coignaich [sic] Craig. Sept: 25th 1851.
Inscribed lower left: Tracing from a sketch by V.R.

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)

  • 17.5 x 13.8 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)