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Charlotte Saunders Cushman (1816–1876)

Object Name: Bust
Date: ca. 1870
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Medium: Painted plaster
Dimensions: Overall: 14 5/8 x 10 x 8 in. ( 37.1 x 25.4 x 20.3 cm )
Description: Portrait bust.
Credit Line: Gift of Edmund B. Child
Object Number: 1942.315
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Marks: Metal plate on verso inscribed: "CHARLOTTE CUSHMAN / COPYRIGHT SECURED BY / DAVID RICHARDS. CHICAGO ILL"
Inscribed: Inscribed on bottom of base in pencil: "$25.00"; under proper left shoulder in crayon or charcoal: "71 / 1841"; on bottom of base in pencil: "John"

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Charlotte Cushman was recognized in the mid-1800s as the leading tragic and melodramatic actress of the American stage.