Émile Chepfer was a French painter, born in Nancy in 1876 and died in 1944. He was a pupil of Devilly, Director of the Nancy School of Drawing. He began exhibiting impressionist style works at the Salon in Nancy before 1896. He also appeared in the Salons of Remiremont and Saint Dié. A large part of his work is devoted to the soldiers he represented in parade or in the countryside, on foot or on horseback with a particular penchant for the First Empire. He also painted some landscapes of Lorraine and views of Nancy without soldiers. Some of is works are on display at the Musée des Beaux-Arts in Nancy.
The image represents a scene of French gendarmes on horseback. They wear the uniform of the campaign during the 1914-1918 war.
Artist: Émile Chepfer (1876-1944).
Signed on bottom right.
Medium: Oil on board.
Dimensions: 24 x 33 cm./ 9 1/2 x 13 in.
Frame: 29 x 38 cm. / 11 1/2 x 15 in. Gilt wood.