252 (Breeskin 281)
The Cup of Chocolate
Alternate title(s): A Cup of Tea; La tasse de thé; The Cup of Tea; The Cup of Tea (La tasse de thé)
1897
Pastel on paper
21 1/4 x 28 3/4 in. (53.97 x 73.03 cm)
Inscribed lower right: Mary Cassatt
The Terra Foundation for American Art, Daniel J. Terra Collection, 1999.24

provenance / ownership history
From the artist
to Durand-Ruel, Paris, December 23, 1897 (Paris stock #4515, Paris photo #983)
to Durand-Ruel, New York, January 14, 1898 (N.Y. stock #1955), until at least 1942
Durand-Ruel family
to Harry Spiro, New York (through Wildenstein & Co., New York)
to Coe Kerr Gallery, New York, 1986
to the Daniel J. Terra Collection, Chicago, Illinois, 1986
to the Terra Foundation for the Arts Collection, Chicago, Illinois, 1999

exhibition history
1898 St Botolph Boston: #9, as La tasse de thé
1903 Durand-Ruel NY: #21, as La tasse de thé
1906 Woman's Art Club NY: no #, as The Cup of Tea
1907b Pennsylvania Academy: #1, as A Cup of Tea
1911 American Water Color Society: #102, ill., as A Cup of Tea
1915 Knoedler NY: h.c., as The Cup of Chocolate
1917 Durand-Ruel NY: #4, as La tasse de thé
1923a Durand-Ruel NY: #6, as La tasse de thé
1926a Durand-Ruel NY: #2, as La tasse de thé
1932 Durand-Ruel NY: #6, as La tasse de thé
1941--42 Baltimore Museum: #29, as The Cup of Tea, lent by Durand-Ruel, N.Y.
1992 Giverny: #79, ill., as The Cup of Chocolate
1996 Giverny: #13, ill., as The Cup of Chocolate, lent by Daniel J. Terra Collection
1997--98 Terra Musuem IL: no #, as The Cup of Chocolate
1998--99 Chicago AIC: #84, ill., as The Cup of Tea (La tasse de thé), lent by the estate of Daniel J. Terra (Chicago only)

published references
NY Times 1903: p. 7, as The Cup of Tea
NY Times 1906: p. 13, as The Cup of Tea
NY Herald 1907: p. 3, ill., as La tasse de thé
Harper's Weekly 1911: p. 24, ill., as A Cup of Tea
NY Evening Post 1911b: p. 9, as "a cup of tea"
NY Times Magazine 1911c: p. 15, as "a woman drinking tea"
Townsend 1911: p. 2, as "girl seated, drinking tea"
NY Times 1917: p. 12, as La tasse de thé
NY Times 1923c: p. 10, as La tasse de thé
Art News 1926j: p. 9, as La tasse de thé
Breeskin 1948: p. 77, as "pastel . . . in Durand-Ruel's collection"
Breeskin 1979: p. 67, as "a pastel study of this subject"
Lindsay 1985: p. 91, as A Cup of Tea
de Vries-Evans 1992: p. 96; p. 99, ill., as The Cup of Chocolate
Gerdts 1992: pp. 43, 254; p. 258, ill., as The Cup of Chocolate
Rabinow 1993: p. 95, as h.c.
Pollock 1998: p. 16, as "[fig.] 6" [margin note]; p. 19, ill., as The Cup of Chocolate

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