The Decoy

Place Africa: South Africa
Accession Number ART19686
Collection type Art
Measurement Overall: 27 x 15.4 cm (sheet) 22.8 x 13.9 cm (image)
Object type Drawing
Physical description brush and ink with wash, heightened with white
Maker Hardy, Norman H.
Place made United Kingdom: England, Greater London, London
Date made c.1901
Conflict South Africa, 1899-1902 (Boer War)
Period 1900-1909

Item copyright: Copyright expired - public domain

Public Domain Mark This item is in the Public Domain


One of a series of illustrations reproduced in a book by Frank Wilkinson, 'Australia at the front: A colonial view of the Boer War', John Long, London, 1901. Hardy based his illustrations on sketches and photographs by the author who was a special war correspondent in South Africa. Depicting aged Boer farmers making a signal to troops passing in the distance to lure them to their farm, while armed Boers wait out of sight in ambush