Sleeping Girl (Girl with a Cat)

Sleeping Girl (Girl with a Cat) (1880), by French impressionist painter Pierre-August Renoir (1841-1919) depicts a young girl from Montmartre dressed in a colourful smooth skirt and striped stockings, as was usual in teenage girls of humble background of that time. She holds a sleepy cat in her arms, joyfully sharing the pleasures of sleep in a perfect symbiosis that can unite people and pets.