Signed using the artist’s customary monogram device and dated 1927 this large and important floral composition is typical of the work of Pol C. Parmentier. The artist has in addition stamped his name and address in Brussels to the reverse of the painting and has also added his personal wax seal. There has been some confusion about the birth and death dates of this artist as Emmanuel Benezit erroneously lists his dates as 1857-1902. It seems that he was born towards the end of the Nineteenth Century and lived probably until the late 1950’s and that the aforementioned artist was possibly his father. Pol C. Parmentier first exhibited at the 32nd Exposition of the ‘Cercle Artistique de Tournai’ in 1921 with two works, one entitled ‘La Brodeuse’ and another, a still-life, entitled ‘L’Ombre Rose’. He had settled in Brussels by the early 1920’s and was producing landscapes, forest scenes, still-lifes, and some figurative works although not in great numbers as his work today is relatively rare. A major retrospective exhibition of his life and work was held in Brussels at the Galerie le Bastion in 1961. His skills as a colorist and his fluid paint handling are showcased in this particular example of his still-life work. Large by his usual standards it can be counted amongst the artist’s most important compositions.