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

Stuffed head of stag shot by Albert Oct: 4 - 1851 - 30 - 30 Sep 1852

Pencil, pen and ink | 11.0 x 9.5 cm (sheet of paper) | RCIN 980550

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A pen and ink drawing showing the stuffed head of a stag. The stag is shown facing left and is mounted on a board. Inscribed below: Stuffed head of stag shot by Albert Oct: 4 - 1851 -
Inscribed lower left: VR del [Sept]: 30. 1852

Deer stalking was a favourite pastime of Prince Albert, especially while staying at Balmoral. On 4 October 1851. Queen Victoria accompanied her husband on a stalking expedition near the River Dee, 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)

  • 11.0 x 9.5 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)