Bust of Lucretia Mott by Adelaide Johnson

This marble bust of abolitionist and woman’s rights activist Lucretia Mott 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
associated person
Johnson, Adelaide
Mott, Lucretia Coffin
Johnson, Adelaide
Physical Description
marble (overall material)
white (overall color)
overall approximately: 22 in x 16 in x 10 in; 55.88 cm x 40.64 cm x 25.4 cm
ID Number
catalog number
accession number
Women's Rights
Government, Politics, and Reform
Woman Suffrage
See more items in
Political History: Political History, Womens History/Reform Movements Collection
Woman Suffrage
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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