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


Stag shot by Albert in the ditch & at Nellie's Bush

7 Oct 1858

Pencil, watercolour | 15.3 x 15.6 cm (sheet of paper) | RCIN 980580

A watercolour 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 Albert in the ditch & at Nellie's Bush - Oct: 6 - 1858 VR del - Oct: 7 - 1858 -
Inscribed lower left: weighed 18st 4lbs -
Inscribed below mounted sheet: The same Stag [as in RCIN 980579]

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.
  • Creator(s)

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

  • 15.3 x 15.6 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)