Defence of Mafeking

Accession Number ARTV04065
Collection type Art
Measurement Overall: 56 x 76 cm
Object type Poster
Physical description chromolithograph on paper
Maker Sutherland, A.
G.W. Bacon & Co. Ltd
Place made United Kingdom: England, Greater London, London
Date made c. 1899
Conflict South Africa, 1899-1902 (Boer War)

Item copyright: Copyright unknown


The production of battle prints combined advances in colours printing with the heroic exploits of the British Army, to produce posters that were popular and widely purchased by the general public. This work illustrates a particularly fierce attack led by Colonel Robert Baden-Powell on the entrenched Boers.