Harrison Weir Drawing of 1900s Siamese Cat

Harrison Weir Drawing of 1900s Siamese Cat

Harrison Weir Drawing of 1900s Siamese Cat

This is a well known drawing. But I wonder if anyone has commented on the rather strange demarcation between the dark pointing and the less dark pointing on the face? Was this just Weir being inaccurate? Or was their a purpose behind this?

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