This oil portrait by Johann Zoffany (whom we've seen before) presents us with young Sophia Dumergue holding a cat. The year is around 1780, and she's about 12; she lived from 1768 to 1831. Zoffany's been clever in letting her keep one long kid glove on in case kitty decides to get playful. Perhaps she already had scratches on that arm, who knows? I gather that her father knew Lord Byron, and that she grew up to be a friend of Sir Walter Scott.