This is Menzel's last painting, and the subject could hardly be less spectacular. On the edge of an overgrown garden, a small cat with a light patterned coat is balancing on the remains of a wall; a second cat is below it on the ground. Rampant nature has been left to its own devices here - and a tranquil silence envelops the enchanted corner. Menzel was a brilliant observer, for whom even the most insignificant detail could be important and thus become the subject of one of his paintings. For unknown reasons, the artist divided the painting into two soon after its completion; the second half is in the Kunsthalle in Hamburg.