|Victoria and Albert Museum Department of Prints and Drawings and Department of Paintings Accessions 1954 London: HMSO, 1963 . PD. Thanks to the V&A.|
"SHARPE, Charles Kirkpatrick (1781-1851)
Portrait taken on the pier at Leith. [A little girl, full-length, full face, standing with a kitten at her feet]
Signed C Sharpe. Inscribed in ink with title.
To me, that's two portraits: yes,a little girl, but also her kitten must be granted its presence and due. Both of them are as round as dumplings; the kitten must be one of those straight-up British Shorthairs with a round cobby head and body.