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Guinea Pigs in Historical Art Museum 
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Historical Paintings & Drawings & Sculpture
 
From the 1500s through early 20th century, see master painters and folk artists use the guinea pig as the main subject or ornamentation.  Guinea pigs were believed to have been introduced to Europe between the 1550s and 1580s and quickly became subjects for painters.

The art gallery below is arranged by artist name.  Click for a link to high resolution view of this artist's works (and to help find any non-obvious guinea pigs).  Or jump to the Catalogue.
 
Trust me, the guinea pigs are indeed there!  And usually, they're eating!  

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Georges Aglane

(1912-1994)

Alfred Barber

(1841-1925)

Ernst Wilhelm Bernhardi

(1671-1736)

Sara Bisschop

(1894-1992)

Felice Boselli

(1650-1732)

Jan Brueghel (Younger)

(1601-1678)

Paolo Castelli

(1659-1730)

Giacomo Francesco Cipper

(1664-1736)

John Henry Dell

(1830-1888)

Adolf Dietrich

(1877-1957)

George Edwards

(1694-1773)

European School

-

French School

-

Genoese School

-

Jan Pauwel The Younger Gillemans

(1651-1704)

Claude Marie Guilleminet

(1821-1860)

Johannes Hermans

(1630-1677)

Maud Humphrey

(1868-1940)

Italian School

-

Jonathan Eastman Johnson

(1824-1906)

Edward Hasell McCosh

(1949-)

George Morland

(1763-1804)

Euphemie Muraton

(1850-1914)

Constantijn Netscher

(1668-1723)

Giovan Domenico Osnago

Albert Pels

(1910-1988)

Adolf Pirsch

(1858-1929)

Claude Reeves

-

Felice Rubbiani

(1677-1752)

John Singer Sargent

(1856-1925)

Aert Schouman

(1710-1792)

Adriaen Stalbemt

(1580-1662)

Tobias Stranover

(1684-1731)

Hedwig Thoma

(1886-1946)

Louis Vagnier

(????-????)

Jacomo Victors

(1619 - 1705)

Sebastiaen Vrancx

(1573-1647)

W.R. Waters

(1813-1880)

Penry Williams

(1802-1885)

Gillis de Hondecoeter

(1675-1638)

David de Coninck

(1644-1701)

Mattheus van Helmont (1623-1679)

(1623-1679))

Franz Werner van Tamm

(1658-1724)

Jacob van der Kerchoven

(1626-1712)

Aniello Ascione

(1680-1708)

Jacob Samuel Beck

(1715-1788)

Felice Fortunato

(1650-1700)

Pieter Boel

(1626-1674)

Norbertine Bresslern-Roth

(1891-1978)

Johann Rudolf Bys

(1660-1738)

Giovanni Castiglione

(1609-1664)

John Constable

(1776-137)

Alexandre-Francois Desportes

(1661-1743)

François-Hubert Drouais

(1727-1775)

English School

-

Luca Forte

(1615-1670)

Jan Fyt

(1611-1661)

Théodore Géricault

(1791-1824)

William Goodall

(1794-1833)

Paul Hagelstein

(1825-1868)

Joris Hoefnagel

(1542-1601)

Edgar Hunt

(1876-1953)

Robert James

?

Teodor Lubieniecki

(1654-1718)

Louis Mettling

(1847=1904)

Christofaro Munari

(1667-1720)

William James Müller

(1812-1845)

James Northcote

(1746-1831)

Tom Otterness

(1952- )

Armand Petersen

(1891-1969)

Hans Prütz

(1902-1972)

Phillippe Rousseau

(1816-1887)

Giovanni Ruoppolo

(1629-1693)

Roelandt Savery

(1576-1639)

Sinbaldo Scorza

(1589-1631)

Josef Kamenitzsky Steiner

(1910-1981)

Ezaias Terwester

(1661-1724)

Unknown Artists

-

Izaak Van Oosten

(1613-1661)

Louis Émile Villa

(1836-1900)

Johann Peter Alexander Wagner

(1730-1809)

Henry Weekes

(1807-1877)

Johann Amandus Winck

(1748-1817)

Giovanni da Udine

(1487-1564)

Philipp Ferdinand de Hamilton

(1664-1750)

Jan van Kessel (Elder)

(1626-1679)

Gherardo di Bosco, Gerrit van den Bosch

(1600-1650)

Adriaen van der Werff

(1659-1722)

James S. Baillie

(1806-)

Jean-Baptiste Belin de Fontenay

(1653-1715)

Bartolomeo Bimbi

(1648-1723)

Jakob Bogdány

(1660-1724)

Jan Brueghel (Elder)

(1568-1625)

Giovanni Cassana

(1658-1720)

Giovanni Francesco Castiglione

(1641-1710)

Currier & Ives

(1824-1895)

Edward Julius Detmold

(1883-1957)

Wijnand Esser

(1779-1860)

Jean-Honoré Fragonard

(1732-1806)

Thomas Gaugain

(1756-1810)

Peeter Gijsels

(1621-1690)

Abraham Govaerts

(1589-1626)

John Harden

(1772-1847)

Jacob Hoefnagel

(1572-1632)

Charles Hunt

(1820-1900)

Edward Killingworth Johnson

(1825-1896)

August Macke

(1887-1914)

Wally Moes

(1856-1918)

Henry Turner Munns

(1832-1898)

Pietro Navarra

(1685- )

Octavius Oakley

(1800-1867)

Thomas Kent Pelham

(1860-1891)

Piedmontese School

16th Century

Hedwig Rau-Grünzweig

-

George Derville Rowlandson

(1861-1928)

Edouard-Marcel Sandoz

(1881-1971)

Jacob Savery II

(1592-1651)

August Specht

(1849-1923)

Jan Stolker

(1724-1785)

Louis Tesson

(1820-1870)

Clive Uptton

(1911-2006)

Antonio Delle Vedove

(1865-1944)

Onze Vogel

Marcus Waterman

(1834-1914)

Josiah Wood Whymper

(1813-1903)

Melchior d'Hondecoeter

(1636-1695)

Hendrik de Clerck

(1560-1630)

Lambert de Hondt

(1620-1665)

Jan van Kessel (Younger)

(1654-1708)

Pieter Van der Hulst

(1651-1727)

 
 

Museum Catalogue
(click to visit an artwork in detail)

Image
DB ARTIST Full Name
Title
Date for Caption
DB ARTIST Nationality
Georges Aglane
Portrait of a Girl Holding a Guinea Pig
Belgian
Aniello Ascione
Flowers, Fruit, and Guinea Pigs
Flemish
James S. Baillie
Two Guinea Pigs in a Garden
1846
American
Alfred Barber
Escaped: Two Rabbits and a Guinea Pig
1880
English
Jacob Samuel Beck
Guinea Pig with Hazelnuts and Cucumbers
German
Jacob Samuel Beck
White Guinea Pig with Young and Fruit
German
Jacob Samuel Beck
Two Guinea Pigs with Cabbages and Onions
German
Jacob Samuel Beck
Calico Guinea Pig with Cabbages
German
Jean-Baptiste Belin de Fontenay
Flower Stiles with Sea Pigs
French
Ernst Wilhelm Bernhardi
Animals in the Landscape
Polish
Felice Fortunato
Still Life of Flowers in an Urn
Italian
Bartolomeo Bimbi
Still life of Grapes and Other Fruit with Two Guinea Pigs
Italian
Sara Bisschop
A Little Girl with a Guinea Pig
Dutch
Pieter Boel
An Animal Scene
Flemish
Pieter Boel
Rabbits, Guinea-Pigs, Roe-Deer and a Peacock in an Ornamental Garden
Flemish
Jakob Bogdány
Oiseaux et Hamsters
Hungarian
Jakob Bogdány
Guinea pig, Cat, Cockerel
1710-1720
Hungarian
Jakob Bogdány
Guinea pig, Capuchin monkey, and Fruit
1710-1720
Hungarian
Jakob Bogdány
Fruit with Birds and Guinea-pig
Hungarian
Jakob Bogdány
A Cockerel, Chickens, Other Birds With Guinea Pig
Hungarian
Felice Boselli
Turkey, Ducks, and Guinea Pig in a Landscape
Italian
Felice Boselli
Pantry with Game, Cheese, Lemons, Cat, Dove and Guinea Pig
1690
Italian
Felice Boselli
Still Life with Fish, Vegetables, Cats and Guinea pig
1695
Italian
Felice Boselli
Kitchen with Live and Dead birds and a Guinea Pig,
1790-1793
Italian
Norbertine Bresslern-Roth
Guinea Pigs
1921
Austrian
Norbertine Bresslern-Roth
Two Guinea Pigs
1917
Austrian
Jan Brueghel (Elder)
Allegory of the Sense Taste
c 1618
Flemish
Jan Brueghel (Elder)
Allegory of the Sense of Smell
c 1617-1618
Flemish
Jan Brueghel (Elder)
Fruit and Flower Garland with the Holy Family in a Landscape (Munich)
ca. 1623
Flemish
Jan Brueghel (Elder)
Allegory of Abundance (Venus Ceres Bacchus)
c. 1618
Flemish
Jan Brueghel (Elder)
Three Graces Adorning Statue of Ceres
1615
Flemish
Jan Brueghel (Elder)
Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden
1615
Flemish
Jan Brueghel (Elder)
Garland of Fruit surrounding a Depiction of Cybele Receiving Gifts from Personifications of the Four Seasons
1620-1622
Flemish
Jan Brueghel (Elder)
A Garland of Fruits with the Holy Family
c. 1625
Flemish
Jan Brueghel (Elder)
Christ and Mary Magdalene
Flemish
Jan Brueghel (Elder)
"Putti Dancing and Making Music", attributed to Hans Rottenhammer (1564-1625) after a composition by Jan Brueghel the Elder, 1600-1610, or sometimes attributed the other way around - shown with assorted woodland creatures, including guinea pigs
1600-1610
Flemish
Jan Brueghel (Elder)
The Garden of Eden with the Fall of Man or The Earthly Paradise with the Fall of Adam and Eve
c. 1615
Flemish
Jan Brueghel (Elder)
Virgin and Child Surrounded by Fruit and Flowers
Flemish
Jan Brueghel (Elder)
Flora and Zephyr
1617
Flemish
Jan Brueghel (Elder)
The Entry of the Animals to Noah's Ark
1613
Flemish
Jan Brueghel (Elder)
Feast of the Gods (The Marriage of Peleus and Thetis)
ca. 1608
Flemish
Jan Brueghel (Elder)
Venus and Cupid
1600
Flemish
Jan Brueghel (Younger)
Adam Naming the Animals
c. 1650
Flemish
Jan Brueghel (Younger)
God Showing Adam the Tree of Knowledge
1601-1678
Flemish
Jan Brueghel (Younger)
Entry of Animals Into the Ark
1630/1670
Flemish
Jan Brueghel (Younger)
Allegory of Earth and Water
Flemish
Jan Brueghel (Younger)
Allegory of Abundance
Flemish
Jan Brueghel (Younger)
The Five Senses: Smell
1625
Flemish
Jan Brueghel (Younger)
An Allegory of Water and Earth (variation)
1630
Flemish
Jan Brueghel (Younger)
Entry of Animals Into Noah's Ark
Flemish
Jan Brueghel (Younger)
The Holy Family and the Infant St. John
Flemish
Jan Brueghel (Younger)
The Holy Family Within a Garland of Fruit, Flowers and Vegetables Held By Angels
Flemish
Jan Brueghel (Younger)
An Allegory of Water and Earth
Flemish
Jan Brueghel (Younger)
The Rest on the Flight Into Egypt
1610-1630
Flemish
Jan Brueghel (Younger)
Allegory of Abundance: Landscape with Ceres
Flemish
Jan Brueghel (Younger)
Paradise with the Fall
1630/1670
Flemish
Johann Rudolf Bys
Göttermahl (Feast of the Gods)
1734
German
Giovanni Cassana
Still life with Vegetables and Chicken
Italian
Giovanni Cassana
Hens and Guinea Pigs
bet. 1718-1720
Italian
Giovanni Cassana
Natura morta con frutta, cesto, galli e porcellino d'India
1680-1720
Italian
Giovanni Cassana
Rabbits and Guinea Pigs
Italian
Giovanni Cassana
Guinea Pigs
Italian
Giovanni Cassana
Guinea Pigs and Fighting Cocks
Italian
Giovanni Cassana
Conigli; e Animali da cortile e porcellini d'India
Italian
Giovanni Cassana
Italian
Giovanni Cassana
Italian
Giovanni Cassana
Italian
Giovanni Cassana
Italian
Giovanni Cassana
Defunct
Italian