TLF ID R4047
This is a 17.7 cm x 27.7 cm watercolour showing an Indigenous Australian man holding a shield in front of himself, with fallen spears at his feet, as he faces a group of 14 men. Some are holding spears, apparently watching and waiting, while one is about to throw his spear at the man with the shield. Another group of 11 men are seated on the ground behind some rocks to the right of the picture; they are looking on, some holding their spears upright. While the foreground is bare dirt with some small rocks scattered around, a lush, verdant landscape and tree-covered mountains can be seen behind the men. The lone man on the right stands in front of a treed rocky outcrop, which serves to highlight his figure.