Leighton's pseudonym of Luke Limner, this is one of a number of
his drawings which was printed by lithography on paper between 1845
and 1851. The overall effect of the design, showing a number of
cats chasing fish and birds amongst foliage, with the larger figure
of Tom Cat seated pensively amidst his books, demonstrates the contrasts
achieved by the use of the red tint against the black.