It was the winter of war, in 1939. One’s work stood still; it felt completely pointless to try to create pictures.
—Tove Jansson, from the preface for The Moomins and the Great Flood.
Cats are true Emperors of the Universe! Jean Auguste Dominique Ingres, Napoleon I as the Imperial Throne for the Cat http://fatcatart.ru/2014/09/cats-are-the-emperors-of-the-universe/?lang=en