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Albert and Victoria’s collection shows photographers’ working methods

Royal animals

Queen Victoria and Prince Albert’s documentation of their surroundings extended to commissioning photographers, such as Dr Ernst Becker and William Bambridge (1810-79), to capture their pets and farm animals. Shown below, the resulting negatives feature a range of cattle, horses and cats as well as various dogs bred at the Royal Kennels. Such animals were mainly kept at Windsor’s Home Park or within the royal estates at Balmoral and Osborne. This section also includes a series of negatives relating to deer stalking, a pastime of Prince Albert while staying at Balmoral.

 

William Bambridge (1810-79)

White Stag in Windsor Park

William Bambridge (1810-79)

White stag in Windsor Great Park

William Bambridge (1810-79)

Elk in Widnsor Great Park

William Bambridge (1810-79)

White deer in Windsor Great Park

William Bambridge (1810-79)

White Deer in Windsor Great Park

William Bambridge (1810-79)

White Stag in Windsor Park

William Bambridge (1810-79)

Pug dogs

William Bambridge (1810-79)

Chico and Goliah, 'Cuba' dogs

William Bambridge (1810-79)

Trusso and Ferry

William Bambridge (1810-79)

Chico and Goliah, 'Cuba' dogs

William Bambridge (1810-79)

Busdubh

William Bambridge (1810-79)

Pug Dogs

William Bambridge (1810-79)

Dominic

William Bambridge (1810-79)

Minka and Pedro

William Bambridge (1810-79)

Bout

William Bambridge (1810-79)

Ferry, Bout and Busdubh

William Bambridge (1810-79)

Pug dogs

William Bambridge (1810-79)

Laddie and Miss

William Bambridge (1810-79)

Geary

William Bambridge (1810-79)

Waldman & Waldman

William Bambridge (1810-79)

Laddie and Miss

William Bambridge (1810-79)

Pug dog

William Bambridge (1810-79)

Pug dogs

William Bambridge (1810-79)

Nero

William Bambridge (1810-79)

Sylvia

Thomas Pearce (active c. 1850s)

Monk

Thomas Pearce (active c. 1850s)

Monk

Thomas Pearce (active c. 1850s)

Monk

Thomas Pearce (active c. 1850s)

Monk

William Bambridge (1810-79)

Snowdrop, Prince Leopold's cat

William Bambridge (1810-79)

Snowdrop, Prince Leopold's cat

William Bambridge (1810-79)

Snowdrop, Prince Leopold's cat

Attributed to William Bambridge (1810-79)

Cattle in a paddock

Thomas Pearce (active c. 1850s)

Stag shot by the Prince in the Ditch

Thomas Pearce (active c. 1850s)

Stag shot by the Prince

Thomas Pearce (active c. 1850s)

Stag shot by the Prince in the Ditch

Thomas Pearce (active c. 1850s)

Stag shot by the Prince

William Bambridge (1810-79)

Head of a stag

William Bambridge (1810-79)

Head of a Stag shot by Prince Albert

William Bambridge (1810-79)

Head of a Stag shot by Prince Albert

William Bambridge (1810-79)

Head of a Stag shot by Prince Albert

William Bambridge (1810-79)

Head of a stag

Thomas Pearce (active c. 1850s)

Stag heads

Attributed to Dr Ernst Becker (1826-88)

Stag shot by Prince Albert

Attributed to Dr Ernst Becker (1826-88)

Stag with 14 points shot by the Prince

Wilson & Hay (active 1853-55)

Stuffed stag's head at Balmoral

Wilson & Hay (active 1853-55)

Stags shot by the Prince Consort