Malke is Danish for milk (if the online translator hasn't fooled me), and though cats actually ought not to drink much of it, a lapping cat is always a pleasant sight. This is a work by the Danish artist Carl Holse (or Holsoe; 1863-1935). I was attracted to the calm serenity of the interior, and to the respect the woman shows to the cat. Clearly kitty likes its space when there is milk to be had, and like me, the woman is content to enjoy the sight. This interior seems to pop up repeatedly in Holsoe's work, as do solitary women in quiet pursuits - but you can read about that here.