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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 Canop Hill Oct: 7 1850 2 - 2 Oct 1851

Pencil, pen and ink | 13.6 x 12.8 cm (sheet of paper) | RCIN 980546

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A pen and ink showing the head of a stuffed stag. The stag is shown facing right. Inscribed below: Stag shot by Albert on Canop Hill Oct: 7 1850. VR del fm the Stuffed Head Oct: 2 - 1851.

Deer stalking was a favourite pastime of Prince Albert, especially while staying at Balmoral. On 7 October 1850 Queen Victoria accompanied her husband on a stalking expedition on Canop Hill, drawing his stuffed prize a year later.

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)

  • 13.6 x 12.8 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)