Image credit The Artchive, here. Young Boy With a Cat, Pierre-Auguste Renoir, 1868, oil on canvas, 44" x 26", Musee d'Orsay, Paris, France.
And a detail of the kitty:
Image credit Musee d'Orsay, here.
Renoir, one of the 19th century painters who showed the greatest interest in cats, offers us this splendid portrait, filled with sensuality and affection for the animal.
The full sized-image I find a little bit creepy. Although it is a great rendering, it looks staged and unnatural. Plus I just don't know of any boys who spend naked time with their cats.
The close-up really shows the cat to advantage--it looks quite serene and enjoying the attention.