Guinea Pigs in Historical Art Museum
Franz Werner van tamm
Franz Werner von Tamm (1658-1724) is amongst the more famous still life painters of the 18th century. He received his artistic training in Hamburg and later travelled to Rome, where he learned from great masters of the genre, such as Mario Nuzzi (1603-1673). In 1695, the Emperor Leopold I appointed the painter at the court of Vienna, where he became a successful court painter and one of the leading still life painters of his time. His works are part of major collections such as the Liechtenstein Museum in Vienna, the Vienna Belvedere and the Gemäldegalerie in Dresden.