You undoubtedly have run across the fairy art of Charles Altamont Doyle (father of Arthur Conan Doyle). The Doyle Diary: The Last Great Conan Doyle Mystery with a Holmesian Investigation into the Strange and Curious Case of Charles Altamont Doyle. More of a sketchbook than a diary–written/drawn while in a Scottish lunatic asylum. He seems to have been a loveable lunatic–the book is full of his witty appeals to his doctors, trying to prove he was not insane.
Lorenz Frølich (Danish, Copenhagen 1820–1908 Hellerup). Child Climbing a Chair to Reach for a Kitten, 1835–1903. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Gift of Lincoln Kirstein, 1966 (66.576.10(6)) #cats