BINON, Jean-Baptiste

born in Lyon, Rhône

John Taylor Gilman (1753-1828)

John Taylor Gilman (1753-1828)

c. 1820

painted plaster, hollow


Dimensions (HxWxD): 24 x 17 x 10; base: 5 x 9 12 x 8 in.

on left end of base: J.B.Binon / Boston

Acc. No.: 1935.006

Credit Line: Gift of the New Hampshire Society of Cincinnati

Photo credit: ph. courtesy New Hampshire Historical Society

© Artist:


  • c. 1902, Placed in Cincinnati Memorial Hall by Col. Daniel Gilman (1851-1923), the grandson of Nathaniel Gilman (1759-1847), a younger brother of John Taylor Gilman
  • 1935, Given to the New Hampshire Historical Society by the New Hampshire Society of Cincinnati with the approval of Daniel Gilman's son, Daniel E. Gilman (1889-1978)
  • Art historian William B. Miller, Colby College, suggested this bust was done posthumously in Portland, Maine, in 1850-1852. And that it was evidently commissioned by Gilman's daughter, Dorothea Folsom (Gilman) Nichols (1784-1831) (Mrs. Ichabod Nichols), wife of the minister of the Unitarian Church in Portland.


  • New Hampshire Historical Society website, March 14, 2019