Louis XI of France visiting Cardinal Balue in his iron cage, 1469-1480 (1882-1884).Artist: Tamisier
Louis XI of France visiting Cardinal Balue in his iron cage, 1469-1480 (1882-1884). Jean Balue (c1421-1491) was a cardinal and minister of Louis XI. He intrigued with Charles the Bold, Duke of Burgundy, against the king and was imprisoned for 11 years. The popular story that he served his sentence confined in an iron cage is not thought to have been true. He was released in 1480 after the intervention of Pope Sixtus IV. A print from La France et les Francais a Travers les Siecles, Volume II, F Roy editor, A Challamel, Saint-Antoine, 1882-1884.
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'Royal Menagerie, Exeter Change, Strand, London', c1820. Artist: Unknown
'Royal Menagerie, Exeter Change, Strand, London', c1820. Edward Cross kept his menagerie here until Exeter Change was demolished in 1829 and he moved it to the Surrey Gardens, Walworth c1830. Animals in the cramped cages include an elephant, lion, tiger, apes/monkeys and parrots. In the background visitors are being shown exhibits by a keeper, while in the foreground a family party is looking round. After Thomas Rowlandson (1756-1827).
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