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Background imageCaptivity Collection: Captive Andromache, c1886. Artist: Frederic Leighton

Captive Andromache, c1886. Artist: Frederic Leighton
Captive Andromache, c1886. Painting housed in the City of Manchester Art Galleries, Manchester. From The Worlds Greatest Paintings, edited by T. Leman Hare. [Odhams Press Ltd, London, 1934]

Background imageCaptivity Collection: Buffoons in a Village, 1857. Artist: Francois Nicolas Riss

Buffoons in a Village, 1857. Artist: Francois Nicolas Riss
Buffoons in a Village, 1857. Riss, Francois Nicolas (1804-1886). Found in the collection of the State V. Tropinin-Museum, Moscow

Background imageCaptivity Collection: General Methuen surrendering to de la Rey, 2nd Boer War, 7 March 1902

General Methuen surrendering to de la Rey, 2nd Boer War, 7 March 1902. Paul Sandford Methuen (1845-1932) British Lieutenant-General

Background imageCaptivity Collection: Exeter Change, Westminster

Exeter Change, Westminster
Interior view of Politos Royal Menagerie, Exeter Change, Strand, Westminster, London, 1812

Background imageCaptivity Collection: Christ before Caiaphas, plate 4 from The Passion of Christ, 1597. Creator: Hendrik Goltzius

Christ before Caiaphas, plate 4 from The Passion of Christ, 1597. Creator: Hendrik Goltzius
Christ before Caiaphas, plate 4 from The Passion of Christ, 1597

Background imageCaptivity Collection: The Young Captive, 1832. Creator: Ary Scheffer

The Young Captive, 1832. Creator: Ary Scheffer
The Young Captive, 1832

Background imageCaptivity Collection: Abyssinian Hornbill, White-Necked Crow, and Small Hornbill, Zoological Society, Regent's Park, 1865

Abyssinian Hornbill, White-Necked Crow, and Small Hornbill, Zoological Society, Regent's Park, 1865. African birds. The large, gaunt-looking bird, [foreground]

Background imageCaptivity Collection: Swinhoe's Pheasant, lately added to the collection of the Zoological Society of London, 1865

Swinhoe's Pheasant, lately added to the collection of the Zoological Society of London, 1865....a newly-discovered species, which has been worthily named after its discoverer, Mr

Background imageCaptivity Collection: The newly-imported African elephant at the Gardens of the Zoological Society, Regent's Park, 1865

The newly-imported African elephant at the Gardens of the Zoological Society, Regent's Park, 1865. Creator: Pearson
The newly-imported African elephant at the Gardens of the Zoological Society, Regent's Park, [London], 1865....no example of the African species has been previously exhibited...[here], nor

Background imageCaptivity Collection: Shipping wild animals in the London Docks, 1864. Creator: Unknown

Shipping wild animals in the London Docks, 1864. Creator: Unknown
Shipping wild animals in the London Docks, 1864. Amidst the diverse commodities brought into the port of London by so many vessels from every region of the globe

Background imageCaptivity Collection: The War in New Zealand: Maori prisoners...waiting to be placed on board H.M.S. Pioneer, 1864

The War in New Zealand: Maori prisoners...waiting to be placed on board H.M.S. Pioneer, 1864. Creator: Unknown
The War in New Zealand: Maori prisoners from Rangariri waiting to be placed on board H.M.S. Pioneer, 1864. View of...the marching down of the prisoners, about 180 in number

Background imageCaptivity Collection: German prisoners, France, between c1915 and 1918. Creator: Bain News Service

German prisoners, France, between c1915 and 1918. Creator: Bain News Service
German prisoners, France, between c1915 and 1918. German prisoners of war in France during World War I

Background imageCaptivity Collection: German prisoners, between c1915 and 1918. Creator: Bain News Service

German prisoners, between c1915 and 1918. Creator: Bain News Service
German prisoners, between c1915 and 1918. German prisoners of war behind barbed wire fence during World War I

Background imageCaptivity Collection: Austrian prisoners of war near a barrack, [near Kiappeselga], 1915

Austrian prisoners of war near a barrack, [near Kiappeselga], 1915. Creator: Sergey Mikhaylovich Prokudin-Gorsky
Austrian prisoners of war near a barrack, [near Kiappeselga], 1915. Austro-Hungarian Prisoners of War In the early years of the First World War

Background imageCaptivity Collection: The chimpanzee and the ourang-outang at the Zoological Society's Gardens, Regent's Park, 1864

The chimpanzee and the ourang-outang at the Zoological Society's Gardens, Regent's Park, 1864. Creator: Pearson
The chimpanzee and the ourang-outang at the Zoological Society's Gardens, Regent's Park, 1864. The new monkey-house lately erected now contains specimens of both of the best known species of

Background imageCaptivity Collection: Indian rebel, Zahoor-ool-Hoosein, recently captured, 1862. Creator: Unknown

Indian rebel, Zahoor-ool-Hoosein, recently captured, 1862. Creator: Unknown
Indian rebel, Zahoor-ool-Hoosein, recently captured, 1862. Engraving from a photograph...taken at Poona by Lieutenant-Colonel I. D

Background imageCaptivity Collection: Rare birds From Navigators Islands: the Didunculus strigirostris, 1864. Creator: Pearson

Rare birds From Navigators Islands: the Didunculus strigirostris, 1864. Creator: Pearson
Rare birds From Navigators Islands: the Didunculus strigirostris or tooth-billed pigeon, 1864. Engraving from a drawing by E. Thomas

Background imageCaptivity Collection: Recent additions to the Zoological Society's Collection, Regent's Park, 1864. Creator: Pearson

Recent additions to the Zoological Society's Collection, Regent's Park, 1864. Creator: Pearson
Recent additions to the Zoological Society's Collection, Regent's Park, [London], 1864. The Brazilian monkey (Pithecia Satanas) is from the banks of the Amazon

Background imageCaptivity Collection: Recent additions to the Zoological Society's Collection, Regent's Park, 1864. Creator: Pearson

Recent additions to the Zoological Society's Collection, Regent's Park, 1864. Creator: Pearson
Recent additions to the Zoological Society's Collection, Regent's Park, [London], 1864. @the oppossum (Didelphys virginidux)

Background imageCaptivity Collection: Recent additions to the Zoological Society's Collection, Regent's Park, 1864. Creator: Pearson

Recent additions to the Zoological Society's Collection, Regent's Park, 1864. Creator: Pearson
Recent additions to the Zoological Society's Collection, Regent's Park, 1864. These have all been imported from various parts of the American continent

Background imageCaptivity Collection: The Galago, brought by Dr. Livingstone from South Africa for the Zoological Society's... 1864

The Galago, brought by Dr. Livingstone from South Africa for the Zoological Society's... 1864. Creator: Pearson
The Galago, brought by Dr. Livingstone from South Africa for the Zoological Society's Gardens, Regent's Park, 1864

Background imageCaptivity Collection: Mode of capturing wild elephants in Ceylon: taming a wild elephant, 1864. Creator: Unknown

Mode of capturing wild elephants in Ceylon: taming a wild elephant, 1864. Creator: Unknown
Mode of capturing wild elephants in Ceylon: taming a wild elephant, 1864. Engraving of a photograph...of the great elephant-catching expedition to a place called Ebbewellepittia...so as to afford

Background imageCaptivity Collection: Mode of capturing wild elephants in Ceylon: an elephant noosed, 1864. Creator: Unknown

Mode of capturing wild elephants in Ceylon: an elephant noosed, 1864. Creator: Unknown
Mode of capturing wild elephants in Ceylon: an elephant noosed, 1864. Engraving of a photograph...of the great elephant-catching expedition to a place called Ebbewellepittia...so as to afford

Background imageCaptivity Collection: Mode of capturing wild elephants in Ceylon: herd of wild elephants, 1864. Creator: Unknown

Mode of capturing wild elephants in Ceylon: herd of wild elephants, 1864. Creator: Unknown
Mode of capturing wild elephants in Ceylon: herd of wild elephants, 1864. Engraving of a photograph...of the great elephant-catching expedition to a place called Ebbewellepittia...so as to afford

Background imageCaptivity Collection: Mode of capturing wild elephants in Ceylon: testing the rope, 1864. Creator: Unknown

Mode of capturing wild elephants in Ceylon: testing the rope, 1864. Creator: Unknown
Mode of capturing wild elephants in Ceylon: testing the rope, 1864. Engraving of a photograph...of the great elephant-catching expedition to a place called Ebbewellepittia...so as to afford

Background imageCaptivity Collection: Mode of capturing wild elephants in Ceylon: an elephant kraal, with the 'grand stand'... 1864

Mode of capturing wild elephants in Ceylon: an elephant kraal, with the "grand stand"... 1864
Mode of capturing wild elephants in Ceylon: an elephant kraal, with the "grand stand" for the English visitors, 1864

Background imageCaptivity Collection: The Hornbills, in the Gardens of the Zoological Society, Regent's Park, 1864. Creator: Pearson

The Hornbills, in the Gardens of the Zoological Society, Regent's Park, 1864. Creator: Pearson
The Hornbills, in the Gardens of the Zoological Society, Regent's Park, 1864. We lately mentioned that Mr. Thompson, the head keeper of the Zoological Society's Gardens in Regent's Park

Background imageCaptivity Collection: Camel and young, 1864. Creator: Pearson

Camel and young, 1864. Creator: Pearson
Camel and young, 1864. Baby camel born...at Mr. Connor's Prince of Wales livery stables, Hackney. Its mother was...part of Mr

Background imageCaptivity Collection: The Red-breasted Goose at the Zoological Society's Gardens, Regent's Park, 1858. Creator: Unknown

The Red-breasted Goose at the Zoological Society's Gardens, Regent's Park, 1858. Creator: Unknown
The Red-breasted Goose at the Zoological Society's Gardens, Regent's Park, 1858. The red-breasted Goose (Bernicla ruficollis)

Background imageCaptivity Collection: The Prince of Wales's Animals from India, 1876. Creator: J. G

The Prince of Wales's Animals from India, 1876. Creator: J. G
The Prince of Wales's Animals from India, 1876. Thaars; an incident on the road; Musk Deer; Wild Cat...Jung Pershad and Sepa Kali...two elephants

Background imageCaptivity Collection: Return of the Prince of Wales from India: Life on Board the Serapis - Tiger and Cheetals...1876

Return of the Prince of Wales from India: Life on Board the Serapis - Tiger and Cheetals...1876. Creator: L.B
Return of the Prince of Wales from India: Life on Board the Serapis - Tiger and Cheetals, from a sketch by an officer of the Serapis, 1876

Background imageCaptivity Collection: The Prince's Voyage Home from India...Himalayan Black Bear and tailless dog...1876. Creator: W. J. P

The Prince's Voyage Home from India...Himalayan Black Bear and tailless dog...1876. Creator: W. J. P
The Prince's Voyage Home from India: life on board the Serapis: Himalayan Black Bear and tailless dogs, from a sketch by an officer of the Serapis, 1876

Background imageCaptivity Collection: Single Leaf of a Battle Scene from the Baburnamah, late 10th century AH/AD 16th century

Single Leaf of a Battle Scene from the Baburnamah, late 10th century AH/AD 16th century. Creator: Unknown
Single Leaf of a Battle Scene from the Baburnamah, late 10th century AH/AD 16th century. This battle scene comes from an illustrated Baburnamah (Memoirs of Babur) executed in Mughal India

Background imageCaptivity Collection: The New Lion-House, Zoological Society's Gardens, 1876. Creator: Unknown

The New Lion-House, Zoological Society's Gardens, 1876. Creator: Unknown
The New Lion-House, Zoological Society's Gardens, [London], 1876....large new building...for the more commodious lodging of the grand species of feline carnivorous animals...The interior is very

Background imageCaptivity Collection: Panther presented to the Prince of Wales at Bankipore by the 109th Regiment, 1876. Creator: Unknown

Panther presented to the Prince of Wales at Bankipore by the 109th Regiment, 1876. Creator: Unknown
Panther presented to the Prince of Wales at Bankipore by the 109th Regiment, 1876. The future King Edward VII in India....a remarkably fine panther, one of the largest species known

Background imageCaptivity Collection: Mahakala with Two Chained Men (recto), 19th century. Creator: Unknown

Mahakala with Two Chained Men (recto), 19th century. Creator: Unknown
Mahakala with Two Chained Men (recto), (image 1 of 2), 19th century

Background imageCaptivity Collection: Capture of Demons in Lanka, 1775-1800. Creator: Unknown

Capture of Demons in Lanka, 1775-1800. Creator: Unknown
Capture of Demons in Lanka, 1775-1800. With the help of his army of monkeys, Rama's invasion of Lanka is successful. Rama and his brother Lakshmana are depicted seated under a tree at left

Background imageCaptivity Collection: Moving the lions at the Zoological Society's Gardens, 1876. Creator: Unknown

Moving the lions at the Zoological Society's Gardens, 1876. Creator: Unknown
Moving the lions at the Zoological Society's Gardens, 1876. Lioness in her new home. The lions, tigers, and panthers of the Zoological Society's collection in the Regent's Park Gardens

Background imageCaptivity Collection: The Magnanimity of Scipio Africanus, c1500. Creator: Michele da Verona

The Magnanimity of Scipio Africanus, c1500. Creator: Michele da Verona
The Magnanimity of Scipio Africanus, c1500

Background imageCaptivity Collection: Soldier led to Execution; Journey from the Senegal to the Niger, 1875. Creator: Unknown

Soldier led to Execution; Journey from the Senegal to the Niger, 1875. Creator: Unknown
Soldier led to Execution; Journey from the Senegal to the Niger, 1875. From Illustrated Travels by H.W. Bates. [Cassell, Petter, and Galpin, c1880, London] and Galpin

Background imageCaptivity Collection: Persian prisoner in Turkistan; Notes on Western Turkistan, 1875. Creator: Unknown

Persian prisoner in Turkistan; Notes on Western Turkistan, 1875. Creator: Unknown
Persian prisoner in Turkistan; Notes on Western Turkistan, 1875. From Illustrated Travels by H.W. Bates. [Cassell, Petter, and Galpin, c1880, London] and Galpin

Background imageCaptivity Collection: The Continence of Scipio, early-mid 18th century. Creator: Giovanni Battista Tiepolo

The Continence of Scipio, early-mid 18th century. Creator: Giovanni Battista Tiepolo
The Continence of Scipio, early-mid 18th century. The Continence of Scipio, or The Clemency of Scipio, is an episode in the life of the Roman general Scipio Africanus

Background imageCaptivity Collection: Loke and Sigyn, 1863. Creator: Marten Eskil Winge

Loke and Sigyn, 1863. Creator: Marten Eskil Winge
Loke and Sigyn, 1863

Background imageCaptivity Collection: Leopard in a Cage confronted by two Mastiffs, 1739. Creator: Jean-Baptiste Oudry

Leopard in a Cage confronted by two Mastiffs, 1739. Creator: Jean-Baptiste Oudry
Leopard in a Cage confronted by two Mastiffs, 1739

Background imageCaptivity Collection: The Babirussa, recently added to the Zoological Society's Gardens, Regent's Park, 1860

The Babirussa, recently added to the Zoological Society's Gardens, Regent's Park, 1860. Creator: Pearson
The Babirussa, recently added to the Zoological Society's Gardens, Regent's Park, [London], 1860. The babirussa of the Island of Celebes (Sus babirussa)

Background imageCaptivity Collection: Honduras Turkeys, in the Gardens of the Zoological Society, Regent's Park, 1858. Creator: Unknown

Honduras Turkeys, in the Gardens of the Zoological Society, Regent's Park, 1858. Creator: Unknown
Honduras Turkeys, in the Gardens of the Zoological Society, Regent's Park, 1858. Two specimens, male and female, of that magnificent bird

Background imageCaptivity Collection: Slave Gang passing along the edge of the Lushivi Marsh...1876. Creator: Unknown

Slave Gang passing along the edge of the Lushivi Marsh...1876. Creator: Unknown
Slave Gang passing along the edge of the Lushivi Marsh, from a sketch by Lieutenant Cameron in Central Africa, 1876. The painful march of a slave gang

Background imageCaptivity Collection: Costumes de Différents Pays, Maniere Dont les Maures Prennent les Esclaves, c1797

Costumes de Différents Pays, Maniere Dont les Maures Prennent les Esclaves, c1797
Costumes de Differents Pays, Maniere Dont les Maures Prennent les Esclaves, c1797



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