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Guinea Pigs in Historical Art Museum 
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Historical Paintings & Drawings

 

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.

 

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Georges Aglane

(1912-1994)

James S. Baillie

(1806-)

Jacob Samuel Beck

(1715-1788)

Ernst Wilhelm Bernhardi

(1671-1736)

Sara Bisschop

(1894-1992)

Jakob Bogdány

(1660-1724)

Norbertine Bresslern-Roth

(1891-1978)

Jan Brueghel (Younger)

(1601-1678)

Giovanni Cassana

(1658-1720)

Giovanni Castiglione

(1609-1664)

Giacomo Francesco Cipper

(1664-1736)

John Henry Dell

(1830-1888)

Edward Julius Detmold

(1883-1957)

François-Hubert Drouais

(1727-1775)

George Edwards

(1694-1773)

Wijnand Esser

(1779-1860)

Luca Forte

(1615-1670)

French School

-

Thomas Gaugain

(1756-1810)

Jan Pauwel The Younger Gillemans

(1651-1704)

Abraham Govaerts

(1589-1626)

Paul Hagelstein

(1825-1868)

Jacob Hoefnagel

(1572-1632)

Edgar Hunt

(1876-1953)

Robert James

?

Teodor Lubieniecki

(1654-1718)

Wally Moes

(1856-1918)

Christofaro Munari

(1667-1720)

Euphemie Muraton

(1850-1914)

Constantijn Netscher

(1668-1723)

Octavius Oakley

(1800-1867)

Thomas Kent Pelham

(1860-1891)

Armand Petersen

(1891-1969)

Adolf Pirsch

(1858-1929)

Claude Reeves

-

George Derville Rowlandson

(1861-1928)

Giovanni Ruoppolo

(1629-1693)

John Singer Sargent

(1856-1925)

Aert Schouman

(1710-1792)

August Specht

(1849-1923)

Jan Stolker

(1724-1785)

Ezaias Terwester

(1661-1724)

artist unknown

-

Unknown Artists

-

Louis Vagnier

(????-????)

Antonio Delle Vedove

(1865-1944)

Louis Émile Villa

(1836-1900)

Marcus Waterman

(1834-1914)

Henry Weekes

(1807-1877)

Johann Amandus Winck

(1748-1817)

Aniello Ascione

(1680-1708)

Alfred Barber

(1841-1925)

Jean-Baptiste Belin de Fontenay

(1653-1715)

Bartolomeo Bimbi

(1648-1723)

Pieter Boel

(1626-1674)

Felice Boselli

(1650-1732)

Jan Brueghel (Elder)

(1568-1625)

Johann Rudolf Bys

(1660-1738)

Paolo Castelli

(1659-1730)

Giovanni Francesco Castiglione

(1641-1710)

Currier & Ives

(1824-1895)

Alexandre-Francois Desportes

(1661-1743)

Adolf Dietrich

(1877-1957)

English School

-

European School

-

Jean-Honoré Fragonard

(1732-1806)

Jan Fyt

(1611-1661)

Peeter Gijsels

(1621-1690)

William Goodall

(1794-1833)

Claude Marie Guilleminet

(1821-1860)

Joris Hoefnagel

(1542-1601)

Maud Humphrey

(1868-1940)

Charles Hunt

(1820-1900)

Edward Killingworth Johnson

(1825-1896)

Louis Mettling

(1847=1904)

George Morland

(1763-1804)

Henry Turner Munns

(1832-1898)

William James Müller

(1812-1845)

James Northcote

(1746-1831)

Tom Otterness

(1952- )

Albert Pels

(1910-1988)

Piedmontese School

16th Century

Hedwig Rau-Grünzweig

-

Phillippe Rousseau

(1816-1887)

Felice Rubbiani

(1677-1752)

Edouard-Marcel Sandoz

(1881-1971)

Roelandt Savery

(1576-1639)

Sinbaldo Scorza

(1589-1631)

Josef Kamenitzsky Steiner

(1910-1981)

Tobias Stranover

(1684-1731)

Hedwig Thoma

(1886-1946)

artist unknown

-

Clive Uptton

(1911-2006)

Izaak Van Oosten

(1613-1661)

Jacomo Victors

(1640 - 1705)

Onze Vogel

W.R. Waters

(1813-1880)

Josiah Wood Whymper

(1813-1903)

Melchior d'Hondecoeter

(1636-1695)

 

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
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
Rabbits, Guinea-Pigs, Roe-Deer and a Peacock in an Ornamental Garden
Flemish
Pieter Boel
An Animal Scene
Flemish
Jakob Bogdány
Fruit with Birds and Guinea-pig
Hungarian
Jakob Bogdány
Guinea pig, Cat, Cockerel
1710-1720
Hungarian
Jakob Bogdány
Guinea pig, Capuchin monkey, and Fruit
1710-1720
Hungarian
Jakob Bogdány
Oiseaux et Hamsters
Hungarian
Jakob Bogdány
A Cockerel, Chickens, Other Birds With Guinea Pig
Hungarian
Felice Boselli
Pantry with Game, Cheese, Lemons, Cat, Dove and Guinea Pig
1690
Italian
Felice Boselli
Turkey, Ducks, and Guinea Pig in a Landscape
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
Two Guinea Pigs
1917
Austrian
Norbertine Bresslern-Roth
Guinea Pigs
1921
Austrian
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)
Allegory of Abundance (Venus Ceres Bacchus)
c. 1618
Flemish
Jan Brueghel (Elder)
Flora and Zephyr
1617
Flemish
Jan Brueghel (Elder)
A Garland of Fruits with the Holy Family
c. 1625
Flemish
Jan Brueghel (Elder)
Feast of the Gods (The Marriage of Peleus and Thetis)
ca. 1608
Flemish
Jan Brueghel (Elder)
The Entry of the Animals to Noah's Ark
1613
Flemish
Jan Brueghel (Elder)
Venus and Cupid
1600
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)
Three Graces Adorning Statue of Ceres
1615
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)
Christ and Mary Magdalene
Flemish
Jan Brueghel (Elder)
Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden
1615
Flemish
Jan Brueghel (Younger)
The Holy Family and the Infant St. John
Flemish
Jan Brueghel (Younger)
Entry of Animals Into the Ark
1630/1670
Flemish
Jan Brueghel (Younger)
An Allegory of Water and Earth
Flemish
Jan Brueghel (Younger)
The Holy Family Within a Garland of Fruit, Flowers and Vegetables Held By Angels
Flemish
Jan Brueghel (Younger)
Allegory of Abundance
Flemish
Jan Brueghel (Younger)
The Rest on the Flight Into Egypt
1610-1630
Flemish
Jan Brueghel (Younger)
Adam Naming the Animals
c. 1650
Flemish
Jan Brueghel (Younger)
Allegory of Earth and Water
Flemish
Jan Brueghel (Younger)
Allegory of Abundance: Landscape with Ceres
Flemish
Jan Brueghel (Younger)
God Showing Adam the Tree of Knowledge
1601-1678
Flemish
Jan Brueghel (Younger)
Entry of Animals Into Noah's Ark
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)
Paradise with the Fall
1630/1670
Flemish
Johann Rudolf Bys
Göttermahl (Feast of the Gods)
1734
German
Giovanni Cassana
Zuffa tra galli
Italian
Giovanni Cassana
Natura morta con frutta, cesto, galli e porcellino d'India
1680-1720
Italian
Giovanni Cassana
Italian
Giovanni Cassana
A Farmyard Scene with Rabbit, Guinea Pigs, Apple-Peel, Butterfly on a Plate
Italian
Giovanni Cassana
Guinea Pigs and Fighting Cocks
Italian
Giovanni Cassana
Rabbits and Guinea Pigs
Italian
Giovanni Cassana
Rabbits and Guinea Pigs
Italian
Giovanni Cassana
Italian
Giovanni Cassana
Washerwoman, Goat, and Guinea Pig
Italian
Giovanni Cassana
Italian
Giovanni Cassana
Conigli; e Animali da cortile e porcellini d'India
Italian
Giovanni Cassana
Italian
Giovanni Cassana
Animali
Italian
Giovanni Cassana
Italian
Giovanni Cassana
Italian
Paolo Castelli
Still Life With Guinea Pigs
Italian
Paolo Castelli
Flowers and Fruit in a Landscape with Guinea PIgs
17th Century
Italian
Giovanni Castiglione
Noah's Sacrifice After the Deluge
1650
Italian
Giovanni Castiglione
Noah and the Animals Entering the Ark
1650
Italian
Giovanni Castiglione
In Front of Noah's Ark
1650
Italian
Giovanni Castiglione
Circe Changing Ulysses' Men into Beasts
1653
Italian
Giovanni Francesco Castiglione
Orpheus Charming the Animals
Italian
Giovanni Francesco Castiglione
Apollo Pastoral
Italian
Giacomo Francesco Cipper
Partridge, Turkey, Goose, Turtles, and Guinea Pig
1696-1736
Austrian
Currier & Ives
Noah's Ark
1845
American
John Henry Dell
The Guinea Pig Seller
1858
British
Alexandre-Francois Desportes
Still Life with a Jug
1734
French
Edward Julius Detmold
Silver Abyssinian Baby Guinea Pig Eating His Vegetables
English
Adolf Dietrich
Six Guinea Pigs in a Stall
1934
Swiss
Adolf Dietrich
Angora Guinea Family
1951
Swiss
Adolf Dietrich
Angora Guinea Family and White Shorthair Pig with Carrot
1925
Swiss
Adolf Dietrich
Guinea Pig and Young and a Milk Jug
1956
Swiss
Adolf Dietrich
Four Guinea Pigs, Eight Rabbits, and Carrots
Swiss
Adolf Dietrich
Guinea Pigs and Canaries
1954
Swiss
Adolf Dietrich
Holding Baby Guinea Pigs
1948
Swiss
Adolf Dietrich
Three Guinea Pigs - Mother and Young Eating
1938
Swiss
Adolf Dietrich
Eight Guinea Pigs
1933
Swiss
Adolf Dietrich
Nine Guinea Pigs and Edible Flowers
1953
Swiss
Adolf Dietrich
Guinea Pigs in a Basket
1941
Swiss
Adolf Dietrich
Guinea Pigs in a Hay Bale
1954
Swiss
François-Hubert Drouais
Portrait of a Young Boy with Guinea Pig
French
Ben Dykes
Folk Art Boy with Guinea Pig
-
Sara Bisschop
Dodo with Guinea Pig
1757
Dutch
English School
Children petting guinea pigs, 19th century, English school
English
English School
Child with Guinea Pig
English
Napoleon's Exile Near Elba
1814
European School
Peacock, Fountain, Guinea Pigs and Fruit
18th century
European
Luca Forte
A Garland of Fruit with Guinea Pigs and Watermelons
17th century
Italian
Jean-Honoré Fragonard
A Nymph Alighting on the Arms of Two Satyrs
1763
French
French School
A Woodland Scene with Rabbits and Guinea Pigs Amongst the Undergrowth
18th century
French
Jan Fyt
A wooded landscape with a still life of fruit, a guinea pig and a sulphur-crested cockatoo
Flemish
Thomas Gaugain
Guinea Pigs (from a painting by George Morland)
1789
British
Peeter Gijsels
Still Life with Fruit and Guinea Pigs
1650
Flemish
Peeter Gijsels
Vertumnus and Pomona at the Palace Terrace
1660/1680
Flemish
Peeter Gijsels
Vertumnus and Pomona
1660/1680
Flemish
Peeter Gijsels
Still Life Near a Fountain
1680/1691
Flemish
Jan Pauwel The Younger Gillemans
An architectural capriccio with putti around a swag of fruit, with a parrot and guinea pig
Flemish
Jan Pauwel The Younger Gillemans
Putti with a Festoon of Fruit (and guinea pigs)
Flemish
Jan Pauwel The Younger Gillemans
Still life of fruit and vegetables in a park landscape, with a macaw and two guinea pigs
1665-1702
Flemish
Jan Pauwel The Younger Gillemans
Allegory of the earth - landscape with ceres, putti and rich fruit trees
1651-1704
Flemish
William Goodall
Guinea Pig (Cavia Cobaya)
1794-1833
English
Abraham Govaerts
Vertumnus and Pomona
1620
Flemish
Claude Marie Guilleminet
Barnyard Scene
1821-1860
French
Paul Hagelstein
A Young Boy with a Guinea Pig (Seated)
German
Paul Hagelstein
A Young Boy with a Guinea Pig
German
Jacob Hoefnagel
Orpheus charming the animals
Flemish
Joris Hoefnagel
Plate 48 Animalia Quadrupedia et Reptilia (Terra)
1592
Flemish