Bust of Susan B. Anthony by Adelaide Johnson

This marble bust of civil rights activist and woman’s suffrage movement leader Susan B. Anthony was sculpted by Adelaide Johnson, a feminist and artist known as the "sculptress of the Woman’s Rights Movement." Johnson’s most famous work is the portrait monument to Lucretia Mott, Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Susan B. Anthony that sits in the Capitol Rotunda. This bust is very similar to the one in the Capitol and may have been a study for the Capitol bust or the bust Johnson exhibited at the Court of Honor of the Woman's Building at the World's Columbian Exhibition in 1893, on which the Capitol bust was based. It has been dated to between 1890 and 1920.
Currently not on view
Object Name
Object Type
Johnson, Adelaide
depicted (sitter)
Anthony, Susan B.
Johnson, Adelaide
Physical Description
marble (overall material)
white (overall color)
overall: 24 in x 15 in x 10 in; 60.96 cm x 38.1 cm x 25.4 cm
ID Number
accession number
catalog number
Government, Politics, and Reform
Women's Rights
Woman Suffrage
See more items in
Political History: Political History, General History Collection
Woman Suffrage
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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