2nd Boer War Relief of Mafeking Print Mahon and Baden Powell


A fine Edwardian 2nd Boer War coloured lithograph, depicting the meeting of Colonel Mahon and General Baden Powell during the relief of Mafeking.

The Siege of Mafeking was the most famous action of the 2nd Boer War and a decisive British victory. The town was besieged for 217 days between October 1899 and May 1900. Its defence and subsequent relief saw Baden Powell become the youngest Major General in the British army and a figure of national renown. On the 17th of May 1900, Colonel Bryan Mahon would lead his column of 2000 South African volunteers to relieve the town; an act that saw him appointed a Companion of the Order of the Bath.

The print shows Baden Powell and Mahon meeting on horseback. Mahon’s column enters the town to be welcomed by the elated townsfolk.

Size of Frame: 74 x 59cm
Size of Print: 63 x 48cm
Weight: 3.1kg