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  • Writer's pictureDiane M Kellogg

Sketch Pad - January 21, 2021

National Squirrel Appreciation Day!

Today is also National Hugging Day but it doesn't seem like too much fun during this pandemic, it's hard to hug from six feet away. However, who doesn't love a squirrel?!

An adorable rodent, these bushy-tailed critters can be very entertaining and over the years have provided many a painter with a fun and furry subject. Below are a few historical looks at the art of the squirrel.

Have you hugged a squirrel today?

A Lady with a Squirrel c. 1526-1528 by Hans Holbein the Younger

Malabar Squirrel c. 1777-1782 by Shaikh Zane ud-Din

Beatrix Potter book c. 1939

Top squirrel photo credit - Unsplash.Com

Historical art photo credits - Wikimedia Commons, Public Domain

Quote of the day -

"The love for all living creatures is the most noble attribute of man."

Charles Darwin

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