I can only guess at the time frame of this exquisitely rendered image. I'll say about 1880 to 1910, and I may well be way off. The intensity of this standoff between a kitten and its prey (tiny mouse forehead crumpled in defiance, I think) is pointed up by the absence of any distracting background. That's a delectable mouse, pardon the adjective. He's perfectly created from tiny paws to fur to curvy grey tail, and I find myself hoping he can make a dash for it.