Signature at the bottom in a blue field: SEVERINI.
This small picture from the Pushkin Museum collection reflects what was pre-occupying the young Severini at the beginning of the 1910s. He was carried away by the ideas of Cubo-Futurism, elaborating a 'scientific' method in art and totally enthralled by mathematics. The picture was painted in Paris and most probably presented by the artist to Mikhail Larionov, who had been there since 1915.
Provenance: presented by the artist M.F.Larionov (in Paris) to the State Museum of New Western Art; in the Pushkin Museum since 1948.