Coffeeby Rafael De Penagos Zalabardo
Chocolate Amatller Luna Coffee
1914 Young Aristocratic Woman Requesting Tea.A lifelong resident of Madrid, de Penagos was doubtless acquainted with many aristocratic young women such as this. If she were not clearly in a commercial establishment, she could almost be the unseen summoner of the previous image. Although she may be gesturing to a companion, her pencil suggests that she is probably alone and simply requesting a refill. Whether she is or is not well-known (the name Lita Cassayas under her portrait is another mystery), the details are stellar here. The sumptuous pillows, the stained-glass lamp-cum-epergne spilling over with fruit all demonstrate the same passion for color, pattern and texture so evident in the prior poster. Rare.