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Prince Albert was an early adopter of portrait photography

Dr Ernst Becker (1826-88)

Stag shot by the P Consort. Grant (Head Stalker) Macdonald (Jager) and etc 27 - 27 Sep 1852

Salted paper print | 11.1 x 13.4 cm (image) | RCIN 2140249

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Photograph of Balmoral Estate staff with a stag, shot by the Prince Consort, mounted on the back of a horse. The group includes: W. Stewart (fl. 1852); John Brown (1827-83); P. Farquharson (d. 1874?); William Leys (fl. 1852); John Grant (1810-79) and Macdonald (d. 1860?). The man standing second from the right, gesticulates with his right hand to a man standing on the right of the photograph.
  • Creator(s)

    Dr Ernst Becker (1826-88) (photographer)

    Subject(s)
    John Brown (1826-83)
    William Stewart
    Peter Farquarson (d. 1874)
    William Leys
    John Grant (1810-79)
    John MacDonald (d. 1860)
  • 11.1 x 13.4 cm (image)

    33.9 x 46.1 cm (page dimensions)

  • Commissioned by Queen Victoria and Prince Albert

  • Object type(s)
      • visual works
        • photographs
    Subject(s)
    • Natural Sciences & Mathematics
      • Zoology
        • Animals
          • Mammals
            • Deer
              • Red deer
                • Stags (male deer)
    • Science, Medicine and Technology
      • Agriculture and related techniques
        • Animal husbandry
          • Field sports (hunting, shooting, stalking)
    • Places
      • Europe
        • Great Britain
          • Scotland
            • Aberdeenshire [Scotland]
              • Balmoral Estate [Aberdeenshire]