* imp. 2019 stands for impression 2019 as this image was created in 1975
Pioneer Corps was created by Kentridge as a cover page for an essay he was required to write on African History. The work was originally titled The British South Africa Company Expedition to Matabeleland, and has subsequently been renamed Pioneer Corps. The image depicts Cecil John Rhodes and his team of associates, who planned the crossing of the Limpopo River into Matabeleland, in the region of present-day Zimbabwe.