The last barrier (Battle of Pieters Hill and Relief of Ladysmith)

Accession Number ART50039
Collection type Art
Measurement Overall: 55.7 x 75.2 cm (varying); Sheet: 55.7 x 75.2 cm (varying)
Object type Print
Physical description chromolithograph
Maker Sutherland, A.
Date made 1900
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


South Africa 1899-1901. A panoramic view of the area around with events leading to the Relief occurring - various British brigades (Lyttleton's and Norcott's) and artillery engaging Boer forces, and defeated Boers withdrawing from their defensive positions on Pieters Hill. A hot air observation balloon is seen flying over town of Ladysmith. In the middle distance, General Buller and his Staff observe the battle from beside the railway line, while in the distance mounted troops of Dundonald's Scouts gallop ahead to complete the relief of Ladysmith. This is one of a series from 'Bacon's South African Battle Pictures'.

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