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Franco Hova Wars Collection

"Franco-Hova Wars: Unveiling the Dark Chapters of Madagascar's History" Step back in time to the 19th and 20th centuries

Background imageFranco Hova Wars Collection: Incineration de cadavres hovas, apres le combat d Ambolomonty (colour litho)

Incineration de cadavres hovas, apres le combat d Ambolomonty (colour litho)
2796833 Incineration de cadavres hovas, apres le combat d Ambolomonty (colour litho) by Bombled, Louis Charles (1862-1927) (after); Private Collection; (add.info.: Incineration de cadavres hovas)

Background imageFranco Hova Wars Collection: Le general Duchesne et ses officiers a la ceremonie du bain (colour litho)

Le general Duchesne et ses officiers a la ceremonie du bain (colour litho)
2796879 Le general Duchesne et ses officiers a la ceremonie du bain (colour litho) by Bombled, Louis Charles (1862-1927) (after); Private Collection; (add.info)

Background imageFranco Hova Wars Collection: Soldats Hovas deserteurs (colour litho)

Soldats Hovas deserteurs (colour litho)
2796876 Soldats Hovas deserteurs (colour litho) by Bombled, Louis Charles (1862-1927) (after); Private Collection; (add.info.: Soldats Hovas deserteurs)

Background imageFranco Hova Wars Collection: Palais de Justice a Tananarive (colour litho)

Palais de Justice a Tananarive (colour litho)
2796874 Palais de Justice a Tananarive (colour litho) by Bombled, Louis Charles (1862-1927) (after); Private Collection; (add.info.: Palais de Justice a Tananarive)

Background imageFranco Hova Wars Collection: Les blesses francais a l hopital anglais (colour litho)

Les blesses francais a l hopital anglais (colour litho)
2796872 Les blesses francais a l hopital anglais (colour litho) by Bombled, Louis Charles (1862-1927) (after); Private Collection; (add.info.: Les blesses francais a l hopital anglais)

Background imageFranco Hova Wars Collection: Les Hovas de Farafate livrent leurs armes (colour litho)

Les Hovas de Farafate livrent leurs armes (colour litho)
2796871 Les Hovas de Farafate livrent leurs armes (colour litho) by Bombled, Louis Charles (1862-1927) (after); Private Collection; (add.info.: Les Hovas de Farafate livrent leurs armes)

Background imageFranco Hova Wars Collection: Parlementaires devant Farafate (colour litho)

Parlementaires devant Farafate (colour litho)
2796870 Parlementaires devant Farafate (colour litho) by Bombled, Louis Charles (1862-1927) (after); Private Collection; (add.info.: Parlementaires devant Farafate)

Background imageFranco Hova Wars Collection: Le sous-lieutenant Zaigue blesse a l avant garde (colour litho)

Le sous-lieutenant Zaigue blesse a l avant garde (colour litho)
2796859 Le sous-lieutenant Zaigue blesse a l avant garde (colour litho) by Bombled, Louis Charles (1862-1927) (after); Private Collection; (add.info)

Background imageFranco Hova Wars Collection: Au bivouac devant Tananarive (colour litho)

Au bivouac devant Tananarive (colour litho)
2796853 Au bivouac devant Tananarive (colour litho) by Bombled, Louis Charles (1862-1927) (after); Private Collection; (add.info.: Au bivouac devant Tananarive)

Background imageFranco Hova Wars Collection: Le capitaine Aubier en reconnaissance (colour litho)

Le capitaine Aubier en reconnaissance (colour litho)
2796851 Le capitaine Aubier en reconnaissance (colour litho) by Bombled, Louis Charles (1862-1927) (after); Private Collection; (add.info.: Le capitaine Aubier en reconnaissance)

Background imageFranco Hova Wars Collection: Ecriteau hova pres de Tananarive (colour litho)

Ecriteau hova pres de Tananarive (colour litho)
2796850 Ecriteau hova pres de Tananarive (colour litho) by Bombled, Louis Charles (1862-1927) (after); Private Collection; (add.info.: Ecriteau hova pres de Tananarive)

Background imageFranco Hova Wars Collection: Construction d une route par le genie (colour litho)

Construction d une route par le genie (colour litho)
2796842 Construction d une route par le genie (colour litho) by Bombled, Louis Charles (1862-1927) (after); Private Collection; (add.info.: Construction d une route par le genie)

Background imageFranco Hova Wars Collection: Sanatorium de Nossi-Cumba (colour litho)

Sanatorium de Nossi-Cumba (colour litho)
2796836 Sanatorium de Nossi-Cumba (colour litho) by Bombled, Louis Charles (1862-1927) (after); Private Collection; (add.info.: Sanatorium de Nossi-Cumba)

Background imageFranco Hova Wars Collection: Combat d Ambodimonto, Le lieutenant Foreston blesse (colour litho)

Combat d Ambodimonto, Le lieutenant Foreston blesse (colour litho)
2796834 Combat d Ambodimonto, Le lieutenant Foreston blesse (colour litho) by Bombled, Louis Charles (1862-1927) (after); Private Collection; (add.info.: Combat d Ambodimonto)

Background imageFranco Hova Wars Collection: La Nouba des turcos a bord (colour litho)

La Nouba des turcos a bord (colour litho)
2796826 La Nouba des turcos a bord (colour litho) by Bombled, Louis Charles (1862-1927) (after); Private Collection; (add.info.: La Nouba des turcos a bord)

Background imageFranco Hova Wars Collection: Le 200e quitte Lyon (colour litho)

Le 200e quitte Lyon (colour litho)
2796824 Le 200e quitte Lyon (colour litho) by Bombled, Louis Charles (1862-1927) (after); Private Collection; (add.info.: Le 200e quitte Lyon)

Background imageFranco Hova Wars Collection: Debarquement des turcos a Majunga (colour litho)

Debarquement des turcos a Majunga (colour litho)
2796822 Debarquement des turcos a Majunga (colour litho) by Bombled, Louis Charles (1862-1927) (after); Private Collection; (add.info.: Debarquement des turcos a Majunga)

Background imageFranco Hova Wars Collection: Le guet-apens de Marosakoa (colour litho)

Le guet-apens de Marosakoa (colour litho)
2796821 Le guet-apens de Marosakoa (colour litho) by Bombled, Louis Charles (1862-1927) (after); Private Collection; (add.info.: Le guet-apens de Marosakoa)

Background imageFranco Hova Wars Collection: Un poste hova fortifie (colour litho)

Un poste hova fortifie (colour litho)
2796815 Un poste hova fortifie (colour litho) by Bombled, Louis Charles (1862-1927) (after); Private Collection; (add.info.: Un poste hova fortifie)

Background imageFranco Hova Wars Collection: Le drapeau de guerre arbore sur les montagnes a Tananarive (colour litho)

Le drapeau de guerre arbore sur les montagnes a Tananarive (colour litho)
2796814 Le drapeau de guerre arbore sur les montagnes a Tananarive (colour litho) by Bombled, Louis Charles (1862-1927) (after); Private Collection; (add.info)

Background imageFranco Hova Wars Collection: La cavalerie a Madagascar (colour litho)

La cavalerie a Madagascar (colour litho)
2796809 La cavalerie a Madagascar (colour litho) by Bombled, Louis Charles (1862-1927) (after); Private Collection; (add.info.: La cavalerie a Madagascar)

Background imageFranco Hova Wars Collection: Un poste de Sakalaves (colour litho)

Un poste de Sakalaves (colour litho)
2796801 Un poste de Sakalaves (colour litho) by Bombled, Louis Charles (1862-1927) (after); Private Collection; (add.info.: Un poste de Sakalaves)

Background imageFranco Hova Wars Collection: Chez l empoisonneur Shaw (colour litho)

Chez l empoisonneur Shaw (colour litho)
2796800 Chez l empoisonneur Shaw (colour litho) by Bombled, Louis Charles (1862-1927) (after); Private Collection; (add.info.: Chez l empoisonneur Shaw)

Background imageFranco Hova Wars Collection: Sorciers malgaches (colour litho)

Sorciers malgaches (colour litho)
2789630 Sorciers malgaches (colour litho) by Bombled, Louis Charles (1862-1927) (after); Private Collection; (add.info.: Sorciers malgaches)

Background imageFranco Hova Wars Collection: Un courrier de la Reine (colour litho)

Un courrier de la Reine (colour litho)
2789629 Un courrier de la Reine (colour litho) by Bombled, Louis Charles (1862-1927) (after); Private Collection; (add.info.: Un courrier de la Reine)

Background imageFranco Hova Wars Collection: L observatoire de Tananarive (colour litho)

L observatoire de Tananarive (colour litho)
2789628 L observatoire de Tananarive (colour litho) by Bombled, Louis Charles (1862-1927) (after); Private Collection; (add.info.: L observatoire de Tananarive)

Background imageFranco Hova Wars Collection: Sur la frontiere de l Imerne (colour litho)

Sur la frontiere de l Imerne (colour litho)
2789625 Sur la frontiere de l Imerne (colour litho) by Bombled, Louis Charles (1862-1927) (after); Private Collection; (add.info.: Sur la frontiere de l Imerne)

Background imageFranco Hova Wars Collection: Tirailleurs a la maraude (colour litho)

Tirailleurs a la maraude (colour litho)
2789621 Tirailleurs a la maraude (colour litho) by Bombled, Louis Charles (1862-1927) (after); Private Collection; (add.info.: Tirailleurs a la maraude)

Background imageFranco Hova Wars Collection: Reconnaissance de gendarmes et de chasseurs d Afrique (colour litho)

Reconnaissance de gendarmes et de chasseurs d Afrique (colour litho)
2789620 Reconnaissance de gendarmes et de chasseurs d Afrique (colour litho) by Bombled, Louis Charles (1862-1927) (after); Private Collection; (add.info)

Background imageFranco Hova Wars Collection: Batteries de pieces de 14 dans le fort de Tamatave (colour litho)

Batteries de pieces de 14 dans le fort de Tamatave (colour litho)
2789616 Batteries de pieces de 14 dans le fort de Tamatave (colour litho) by Bombled, Louis Charles (1862-1927) (after); Private Collection; (add.info)

Background imageFranco Hova Wars Collection: Hovas travaillant aux fortifications des environs de la capitale (colour litho)

Hovas travaillant aux fortifications des environs de la capitale (colour litho)
2789613 Hovas travaillant aux fortifications des environs de la capitale (colour litho) by Bombled, Louis Charles (1862-1927) (after); Private Collection; (add.info)

Background imageFranco Hova Wars Collection: Combat de Tsinainondry, La legion etrangere a l assaut des batteries (colour litho)

Combat de Tsinainondry, La legion etrangere a l assaut des batteries (colour litho)
2789612 Combat de Tsinainondry, La legion etrangere a l assaut des batteries (colour litho) by Bombled, Louis Charles (1862-1927) (after); Private Collection; (add.info.: Combat de Tsinainondry)

Background imageFranco Hova Wars Collection: Convoi de malades evacue sur Marololo (colour litho)

Convoi de malades evacue sur Marololo (colour litho)
2789604 Convoi de malades evacue sur Marololo (colour litho) by Bombled, Louis Charles (1862-1927) (after); Private Collection; (add.info.: Convoi de malades evacue sur Marololo)

Background imageFranco Hova Wars Collection: Hopital de campagne (colour litho)

Hopital de campagne (colour litho)
2789591 Hopital de campagne (colour litho) by Bombled, Louis Charles (1862-1927) (after); Private Collection; (add.info.: Hopital de campagne)

Background imageFranco Hova Wars Collection: Chasseurs d Afrique combattant a pied (colour litho)

Chasseurs d Afrique combattant a pied (colour litho)
2789585 Chasseurs d Afrique combattant a pied (colour litho) by Bombled, Louis Charles (1862-1927) (after); Private Collection; (add.info.: Chasseurs d Afrique combattant a pied)

Background imageFranco Hova Wars Collection: Cantonnement du regiment d Algerie (colour litho)

Cantonnement du regiment d Algerie (colour litho)
2789584 Cantonnement du regiment d Algerie (colour litho) by Bombled, Louis Charles (1862-1927) (after); Private Collection; (add.info.: Cantonnement du regiment d Algerie)

Background imageFranco Hova Wars Collection: Telegraphie optique (colour litho)

Telegraphie optique (colour litho)
2789579 Telegraphie optique (colour litho) by Bombled, Louis Charles (1862-1927) (after); Private Collection; (add.info.: Telegraphie optique)

Background imageFranco Hova Wars Collection: Artillerie de montagne sur la route d Andriba (colour litho)

Artillerie de montagne sur la route d Andriba (colour litho)
2789578 Artillerie de montagne sur la route d Andriba (colour litho) by Bombled, Louis Charles (1862-1927) (after); Private Collection; (add.info.: Artillerie de montagne sur la route d Andriba)

Background imageFranco Hova Wars Collection: Armement du Fort de Tamatave (colour litho)

Armement du Fort de Tamatave (colour litho)
2789571 Armement du Fort de Tamatave (colour litho) by Bombled, Louis Charles (1862-1927) (after); Private Collection; (add.info.: Armement du Fort de Tamatave)

Background imageFranco Hova Wars Collection: Le general Metzinger (colour litho)

Le general Metzinger (colour litho)
2789568 Le general Metzinger (colour litho) by Bombled, Louis Charles (1862-1927) (after); Private Collection; (add.info.: Le general Metzinger)

Background imageFranco Hova Wars Collection: Le lieutenant Grass tue un chef hova d un coup de revolver (colour litho)

Le lieutenant Grass tue un chef hova d un coup de revolver (colour litho)
2789567 Le lieutenant Grass tue un chef hova d un coup de revolver (colour litho) by Bombled, Louis Charles (1862-1927) (after); Private Collection; (add.info)

Background imageFranco Hova Wars Collection: Les incendiaires fahavolos (colour litho)

Les incendiaires fahavolos (colour litho)
2789565 Les incendiaires fahavolos (colour litho) by Bombled, Louis Charles (1862-1927) (after); Private Collection; (add.info.: Les incendiaires fahavolos)

Background imageFranco Hova Wars Collection: Les remedes manquaient (colour litho)

Les remedes manquaient (colour litho)
2789564 Les remedes manquaient (colour litho) by Bombled, Louis Charles (1862-1927) (after); Private Collection; (add.info.: Les remedes manquaient)

Background imageFranco Hova Wars Collection: Filanzane (colour litho)

Filanzane (colour litho)
2789558 Filanzane (colour litho) by Bombled, Louis Charles (1862-1927) (after); Private Collection; (add.info.: Filanzane)

Background imageFranco Hova Wars Collection: Sur la route de Tananarive (colour litho)

Sur la route de Tananarive (colour litho)
2789556 Sur la route de Tananarive (colour litho) by Bombled, Louis Charles (1862-1927) (after); Private Collection; (add.info.: Sur la route de Tananarive)

Background imageFranco Hova Wars Collection: Un obus tombant sans eclater dans le convoi (colour litho)

Un obus tombant sans eclater dans le convoi (colour litho)
2789555 Un obus tombant sans eclater dans le convoi (colour litho) by Bombled, Louis Charles (1862-1927) (after); Private Collection; (add.info.: Un obus tombant sans eclater dans le convoi)



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"Franco-Hova Wars: Unveiling the Dark Chapters of Madagascar's History" Step back in time to the 19th and 20th centuries, where a series of conflicts known as the Franco-Hova Wars unfolded on the island of Madagascar. One pivotal event was "The Capture of Marovoay by the French" in 1895, marking a turning point in this tumultuous period. Amidst these battles, tensions escalated between colonial powers and indigenous Hovas. The brutality is vividly depicted through haunting images such as "Indigene torture par un Gouverneur Hova, " revealing the horrors endured by locals under their own leaders. As conflict raged on, scenes like "Une poursuite" portray relentless pursuits that left communities shattered. The plight of enslaved individuals is captured with heart-wrenching intensity in artworks like "Esclave et Zelen, " shedding light on human suffering amidst war's chaos. Devastation continued to unfold; one lithograph titled "Incineration de cadavres hovas, apres le combat d'Ambolomonty" depicts the grim aftermath of battle with burning Hova bodies strewn across scorched earth. In this turbulent era, acts of violence were perpetrated from both sides. A chilling illustration called "L'Execution du Francais Greve" showcases an execution that further fueled animosity between colonizers and natives. Yet even amidst bloodshed, humanity persisted. In another artwork named "Apres l'execution, " we witness mourning figures grappling with grief and loss - a reminder that compassion endures even amid darkness. The atrocities committed during these wars are laid bare in striking visuals like "Enfouissement des cadavres hovas. " Here lies evidence not only of lives lost but also cultural heritage buried beneath layers of pain and sorrow. Tragically, assassinations became commonplace during this period.