La Belle Chocolatière

La Belle Chocolatière is a pastel on parchment by the Geneva painter Jean-Etienne Liotard, made in 1743 and now exhibited in the museum of Dresden (Germany). It depicts a standing woman carrying a tray with a glass of water and a cup. It is considered to be the most famous painting by Jean-Etienne Liotard. The "chocolate cup" basin in our bathrooms is also a nod to this painting and to the democratization of this drink in the 18th century.