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Choose from 107 pictures in our Captive collection for your Wall Art or Photo Gift. Popular choices include Framed Prints, Canvas Prints, Posters and Jigsaw Puzzles. All professionally made for quick delivery.

Man in the Iron Mask, playing the cello in prison Featured Print

Man in the Iron Mask, playing the cello in prison

There are conflicting theories as to who this man was. One is that he was Count Ercole Antonio Mattioli (Matthioli or Marchioly, 1640-1703), an Italian diplomat, arrested as Eustache Dauger in 1669, imprisoned by Louis XIV for 34 years, who died in the Bastille. Another theory, according to Voltaire, is that he was the older, illegitimate brother of Louis XIV -- this later formed part of Alexandre Dumas' Three Musketeers saga, in which the man is Louis' twin brother.

© Mary Evans Picture Library

Transporting Giant tortoises Featured Print

Transporting Giant tortoises

In 1897 Walter Rothschild despatched explorer Charles Harris to the Galapagos islands to collect a large number of giant tortoises, aiming in part to protect them from potential extinction from hunting. Eventually 144 giant tortoises from Galapagos and Aldabra in the Seychelles ended up at Rothschild home grounds of Tring Park. The method of transporting the tortoises across the islands to the boats is shown here. Date: 1897

© Mary Evans / Natural History Museum

Anglo-Saxon by Bruce Bairnsfather, WW1 cartoon Featured Print

Anglo-Saxon by Bruce Bairnsfather, WW1 cartoon

"You're comin' along with me, my lad, as soon as this is over!" (Hermann feels he DOES know a better 'ole). Cartoon by Captain Bruce Bairnsfather in The Bystander magazine showing his famous soldier character, Old Bill, in a shell hole with a German soldier who he threatens to take captive once the bombardment they are enduring is over. The joke is a version of Bairnsfather's own, most famous cartoon, 'The Better 'Ole'. Date: 1918

© Illustrated London News Ltd/Mary Evans