Bust of Lucretia Mott by Adelaide Johnson, 1890s


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.

Associated Person: Johnson, AdelaideMott, Lucretia CoffinMaker: Johnson, Adelaide

Location: Currently not on view

General Subject Association: Women's Rights


See more items in: Political and Military History: Political History, Womens History/Reform Movements Collection, Government, Politics, and Reform, Woman Suffrage


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Credit Line: Elizabeth Johnson Cristal

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: PL.241839.04Catalog Number: 241839.04Accession Number: 241839

Object Name: bust

Physical Description: marble (overall material)white (overall color)Measurements: overall approximately: 22 in x 16 in x 10 in; 55.88 cm x 40.64 cm x 25.4 cm

Guid: http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a3-66be-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa

Record Id: nmah_529589

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