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

Stag weighing 18st 9lbs. Shot by Albert in the Ditch 6 - 6 Oct 1857

Pencil, watercolour | 11.1 x 15.5 cm (sheet of paper) | RCIN 980575

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A pen and ink drawing showing the head of a dead stag. The stag is shown from behind and is resting on a small table. Inscribed below: Stag weighing 18st 9lbs. Shot by Albert in the Ditch. Oct: 5. 1857 (VR there.)
Inscribed lower left: VR del Oct: 6/57

Deer stalking was a favourite pastime of Prince Albert, especially while staying at Balmoral. On 5 October 1857 Queen Victoria accompanied her husband on a stalking expedition on the Balmoral Estate, drawing his prizes the next day.

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)

  • 11.1 x 15.5 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)