Image credit artnet galleries, here [click to enlarge]. A Hidden Feast, Frank Paton, 1881, oil on canvas, 38" x 34", private collection.
I guess the title comes from the fact that the dogs are swiping food from a vendor`s cart while he is chatting with another man. Cats, of course, NEVER steal food. Never.
Besides the cat in the foreground, who hopes to cash in on the dogs' bad behavior, we see two other cats in the background with the men. These must be the good kitties.
As for the art, Paton again demonstrates his great skill at depicting animals accurately and with warm realism.