Vintage drawing of a black cat and her kitten. This vintage drawing is in the public domain. It shows a black cat watching over her kitten playing with a small stone. They are on a gravel path framed with an apple tree and red flowers. In the background, a little gray mouse hopes the kitties don’t spot him.
Catharine Parr Traill and her publisher A.K. Newman and Co. did not identify who they used to illustrate Little Downy but it was published almost 200 years ago in 1822 and is in the public domain.
This image is copyright free and in the public domain anywhere that extends copyrights 70 years after death or at least 120 years after publication when the original illustrator is unknown.