Mrs. Theodore Atkinson Jr., and her flying squirrel for @Weezilou Louise’s birthday today

Artist John Singleton Copley (1738-1815) was the painter of choice for wealthy Bostonians. He painted Mrs. Atkinson in the European portrait style of the time. “The chained flying squirrel communicated to 18th century viewers that she was a fine lady of grace and discipline.” When I saw this painting at the Crystal Bridges Museum yesterday I knew I had to take a photo of it for Louise’s birthday today, she is our very own squirrel whisperer, after all. Happy birthday @weezilou! 😘
Beautiful capture of this wonderful painting. I know Louise will appreciate it. And a happy birthday to Louise. @weezilou
posted August 19th, 2018  
Happy Happy Birthday, LouAnn! Enjoy!
posted August 19th, 2018  
What a wonderful Birthday greeting Lou Ann! Happy Birthday Louise @weezilou
posted August 19th, 2018  
Well that’s an unusual pet for sure! Not sure Louise would need to have it on s lead with her whispering abilities! Lol!
Happy birthday Louise! Hope you have a fabulous family celebration 🍾🎂🎉🍰🍸
posted August 19th, 2018  
Beautiful lady, superbly painted and captured Lou Ann:)
posted August 19th, 2018  
the detail on the painting is exquisite, she's a beautiful lady, not too sure the squirrel was required! Happy Birthday Louise
posted August 19th, 2018  
Beautiful painting, even though I find it strange to look at, the arm resting on the table looks out of proportion to her body!
posted August 19th, 2018  
Terrific choice for Louise :)
posted August 19th, 2018  
A beautiful lady beautifully painted....sorry for the poor squirrel though..
posted August 20th, 2018  
So thoughtful.
posted August 20th, 2018  
She's lovely and so is the flying squirrel. Happy Birthday, Louise @weezilou
posted August 20th, 2018  
So glad you enjoyed your visit to Crystal Bridges - love the painting selections they have. You picked a really neat one with Louise in mind.
posted August 20th, 2018  
Interesting info about the flying squirrel. This is a wonderful shot of the elegant painting.
Well done!
posted August 20th, 2018  
Oh Dearest Lou Ann! How delightfully priceless that is! This painting looks almost familiar to me; it's everything I love! I marvel at the painter's ability to so beautifully depict satin and lace! It was only 2 months ago I got so see a flying squirrel up close as we took a tour of the zoo in Massachusetts! If I noted that they're a bit flighty, you'd take me for trying to be punny... I'll keep whispering to my "PK" squirrels, and always remember my friends who lovingly associate me with them! Thank you! And thank you, also, for your kind thoughts and words: @henrir @gardenfolk @ludwigsdiana @pamknowler @suzanne234 @gilbertwood @danette @365karly1 @milaniet Looks like Lou Ann and I have a lot of the same friends in common! ♥
posted August 21st, 2018  
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