|statens museum for kunst/national gallery of denmark, inventory #KKS6916. (PD)|
Now, I can't be the only one who has fellow-feeling for the glutton cat in Niels Skovgaard's illustration. The cheerful soul poking him is the parson, whom the story describes as carrying a crooked staff. Parsons seem to pop up in the same broad-brimmed hat and sensible outwear whenever one spots them in art and literature, so that was easy.