The caption that accompanied this painting in the recent Malevich retro­spective at Amsterdam’s Stedelijk Museum read as follows:

“Malevich is known to have predated many of his works in order to adjust his chronology and to fill gaps in his oeuvre. One example is this painting of two identically dressed women in a park, with a backdrop of pedestrians walking along a boulevard. The composition and the pastel palette clearly shows the influence of cubism and Cézanne. Malevich himself dated the work 1910, after his Pointillist period. The date of this painting was not in doubt until the late 20th century, but it is now known to belong to a group of works from the late 1920 …”
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