European Painting before 1900, Johnson Collection
On the Balcony
Mary Stevenson Cassatt, American, 1844 - 1926
Oil on canvas
Currently not on view
W1906-1-7Gift of John G. Johnson for the W. P. Wilstach Collection, 1906
LabelAfter her studies at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts in Philadelphia, Mary Cassatt traveled to Europe in 1866 to complete her artistic training. In the course of her education, she traveled widely---including a visit to Seville, Spain where she painted this work---before settling in Paris in 1874. On the Balcony illustrates Cassatt's practice of modernizing traditional motifs, an approach that aligned her with the French Impressionists with whom she exhibited beginning in 1879.