A Boy with a Flying Squirrel

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Illustration

Joshua J. Mark
by John Singleton Copley
published on 18 April 2021
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A Boy with a Flying Squirrel, 1765, by Anglo-American painter John Singleton Copley (l. 1738-1815). The painting depicts Copley's half-brother Henry Pelham (l. 1748-1806), later a well-known engraver and cartographer, with his pet flying squirrel. Squirrels, and especially the flying squirrel, were popular pets for English colonial boys in North America in the 17th and 18th century.

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APA Style

Copley, J. S. (2021, April 18). A Boy with a Flying Squirrel. World History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.worldhistory.org/image/13849/a-boy-with-a-flying-squirrel/

Chicago Style

Copley, John Singleton. "A Boy with a Flying Squirrel." World History Encyclopedia. Last modified April 18, 2021. https://www.worldhistory.org/image/13849/a-boy-with-a-flying-squirrel/.

MLA Style

Copley, John Singleton. "A Boy with a Flying Squirrel." World History Encyclopedia. World History Encyclopedia, 18 Apr 2021. Web. 15 Jul 2024.

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