Émile Chepfer was a French painter, born in Nancy in 1876 and died in 1944. He was a pupil of Devilly, who was 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 affection for the First Empire. He also painted some landscapes of Lorraine and views of Nancy without soldiers. He is present at the Musée des Beaux-Arts in Nancy.
The image represents a scene of General Pichegru’s troops during the campaign to invade Holland in 1794 during the French Revolutionary Wars.
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.