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Landscape, Nature and Architecture

Technological improvements enabled Prince Albert to collect photographs of places that were significant to him


Stag shot by Albert at foot of Craig na Gaell

2 Oct 1858

Pencil, watercolour | 15.0 x 17.0 cm (sheet of paper) | RCIN 980578

A watercolour showing the head of a dead stag. The stag is shown facing right and is resting on a small table. Inscribed below: Stag shot by Albert at foot of Craig na Gaell Oct: 2. 1858 weighed 15st 8lbs.

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)

  • 15.0 x 17.0 cm (sheet of paper)

  • From the collection of Queen Victoria and Prince Albert

  • Subject(s)
    • Natural Sciences & Mathematics
      • Zoology
        • Animals
          • Mammals
            • Deer
              • Red deer
                • Stags (male deer)