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


Stag shot by Albert on Freithort

6 Oct 1859

Pencil, watercolour, pen and ink | 17.1 x 17.0 cm (sheet of paper) | RCIN 980582

A watercolour with pen and ink showing the head of a dead stag. The stag is shown facing forward, with its antlers pointing upwards.

Inscribed below: Stag shot by Albert on Freithort Oct: 5. 1859 -
Inscribed lower left: VR del Oct: 6. 1859

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)

  • 17.1 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)