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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.
 
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Georges Aglane

(1912-1994)

Alfred Barber

(1841-1925)

Ernst Wilhelm Bernhardi

(1671-1736)

Sara Bisschop

(1894-1992)

Jakob Bogdány

(1660-1724)

Domenico Brandi

(1683-1736)

Jan Brueghel (Younger)

(1601-1678)

Johann Rudolf Bys

(1660-1738)

Giovanni Castiglione

(1609-1664)

Gerard Claes

(unknown-unknown)

Charles Dagomer

(1700-1768)

Edward Julius Detmold

(1883-1957)

English School

-

Joan Faykko

French School

-

Genoese School

-

Paul Gervais

(1859-1944)

Peter Mathys Gillemans

(1674-1692)

Bartolomeo Guidobono

(1654-1709)

John Harden

(1772-1847)

Jacob Hoefnagel

(1572-1632)

Charles Hunt

(1820-1900)

Robert James

?

Jonathan Eastman Johnson

(1824-1906)

Edward Hasell McCosh

(1949-)

George Morland

(1763-1804)

Euphemie Muraton

(1850-1914)

Constantijn Netscher

(1668-1723)

Giovan Domenico Osnago

Thomas Kent Pelham

(1860-1891)

Piedmontese School

16th Century

Hedwig Rau-Grünzweig

-

George Derville Rowlandson

(1861-1928)

Giovanni Ruoppolo

(1629-1693)

Roelandt Savery

(1576-1639)

Sinbaldo Scorza

(1589-1631)

Josef Kamenitzsky Steiner

(1910-1981)

Ezaias Terwester

(1661-1724)

William Underhill

(????-????)

Louis Vagnier

(????-????)

Jacomo Victors

(1619 - 1705)

Sebastiaen Vrancx

(1573-1647)

Marcus Waterman

(1834-1914)

Josiah Wood Whymper

(1813-1903)

Philips Wouwerman

(1619-1688)

Giovanni da Udine

(1487-1564)

Adriaen de Gryef

(1657-1722)

Mattheus van Helmont (1623-1679)

(1623-1679))

Franz Werner van Tamm

(1658-1724)

Jacob van der Kerchoven

(1626-1712)

Franz von Stuck

(1873-1928)

Aniello Ascione

(1680-1708)

Jacob Samuel Beck

(1715-1788)

Felice Fortunato

(1650-1700)

Faustino Bocchi

(1659-1742)

Joan Mestre i Bosch

(1824/26-1893)

Norbertine Bresslern-Roth

(1891-1978)

Nicolas de Bruyn

(1571-1656)

Giovanni Cassana

(1658-1720)

Giovanni Francesco Castiglione

(1641-1710)

John Constable

(1776-137)

John Henry Dell

(1830-1888)

Adolf Dietrich

(1877-1957)

Albert Eckhout

(1660-1665)

Wijnand Esser

(1779-1860)

Luca Forte

(1615-1670)

Jan Fyt

(1611-1661)

Théodore Géricault

(1791-1824)

Peeter Gijsels

(1621-1690)

William Goodall

(1794-1833)

Claude Marie Guilleminet

(1821-1860)

Johannes Hermans

(1630-1677)

Maud Humphrey

(1868-1940)

James Inskipp

(1790-1868)

Anita Jeram

(1965-present)

Teodor Lubieniecki

(1654-1718)

Louis Mettling

(1847=1904)

Christofaro Munari

(1667-1720)

William James Müller

(1812-1845)

James Northcote

(1746-1831)

Tom Otterness

(1952- )

Albert Pels

(1910-1988)

Adolf Pirsch

(1858-1929)

Claude Reeves

-

Felice Rubbiani

(1677-1752)

Edouard-Marcel Sandoz

(1881-1971)

Jacob Savery II

(1592-1651)

August Specht

(1849-1923)

Jan Stolker

(1724-1785)

Louis Tesson

(1820-1870)

Unknown Artists

-

Izaak Van Oosten

(1613-1661)

Louis Émile Villa

(1836-1900)

Johann Peter Alexander Wagner

(1730-1809)

W.R. Waters

(1813-1880)

Penry Williams

(1802-1885)

Melchior d'Hondecoeter

(1636-1695)

Hendrik de Clerck

(1560-1630)

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)

Pieter Boel

(1626-1674)

Felice Boselli

(1650-1732)

Jan Brueghel (Elder)

(1568-1625)

Georges-Louis Leclerc, Comte de Buffon

(1707-1782)

Paolo Castelli

(1659-1730)

Giacomo Francesco Cipper

(1664-1736)

Currier & Ives

(1824-1895)

Alexandre-Francois Desportes

(1661-1743)

François-Hubert Drouais

(1727-1775)

George Edwards

(1694-1773)

European School

-

Jean-Honoré Fragonard

(1732-1806)

Thomas Gaugain

(1756-1810)

German School

-

Jan Pauwel The Younger Gillemans

(1651-1704)

Abraham Govaerts

(1589-1626)

Paul Hagelstein

(1825-1868)

Joris Hoefnagel

(1542-1601)

Edgar Hunt

(1876-1953)

Italian School

-

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)

John Thomas Peele

(1822-1897)

Armand Petersen

(1891-1969)

Hans Prütz

(1902-1972)

Phillippe Rousseau

(1816-1887)

Peter Paul Rubens

(1577-1640)

John Singer Sargent

(1856-1925)

Aert Schouman

(1710-1792)

Adriaen Stalbemt

(1580-1662)

Tobias Stranover

(1684-1731)

Hedwig Thoma

(1886-1946)

Clive Uptton

(1911-2006)

Antonio Delle Vedove

(1865-1944)

Onze Vogel

Lucy Waller

(1856-1908)

Henry Weekes

(1807-1877)

Johann Amandus Winck

(1748-1817)

Gillis de Hondecoeter

(1675-1638)

David de Coninck

(1644-1701)

Lambert de Hondt

(1620-1665)

Jan van Kessel (Younger)

(1654-1708)

Pieter Van der Hulst

(1651-1727)

Leopold von Stoll

(1809-1889)

Artists
Catalogue

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
1938
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
Two Guinea Pigs with Cabbages and Onions
German
Jacob Samuel Beck
Guinea Pig with Hazelnuts and Cucumbers
German
Jacob Samuel Beck
Calico Guinea Pig with Cabbages
German
Jacob Samuel Beck
White Guinea Pig with Young and Fruit
German
Jacob Samuel Beck
Still Life with Guinea Pigs
1765-1770
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
Faustino Bocchi
A Trial At Law Among Animals And Pygmies
Italian
Pieter Boel
Rabbits, Guinea-Pigs, Roe-Deer and a Peacock in an Ornamental Garden
Flemish
Pieter Boel
An Animal Scene
Flemish
Jakob Bogdány
Oiseaux et Hamsters
Hungarian
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
A Cockerel, Chickens, Other Birds With Guinea Pig
Hungarian
Joan Mestre i Bosch
Young Girl with Guinea Pig
Italian
Felice Boselli
Kitchen with Live and Dead birds and a Guinea Pig,
1790-1793
Italian
Felice Boselli
Still Life with Fish, Vegetables, Cats and Guinea pig
1695
Italian
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
Domenico Brandi
Guinea Pigs with Chickens
Italian
Norbertine Bresslern-Roth
Two Guinea Pigs
1910
Austrian
Norbertine Bresslern-Roth
Guinea Pigs
1921
Austrian
Norbertine Bresslern-Roth
Two Guinea Pigs
1917
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)
Flora and Zephyr
1617
Flemish
Jan Brueghel (Elder)
Virgin and Child Surrounded by Fruit and Flowers
Flemish
Jan Brueghel (Elder)
Allegory of Abundance (Venus Ceres Bacchus)
c. 1618
Flemish
Jan Brueghel (Elder)
Fruit and Flower Garland with the Holy Family in a Landscape (Munich)
ca. 1623
Flemish
Jan Brueghel (Elder)
Christ and Mary Magdalene
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)
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)
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)
Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden
1615
Flemish
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)
The Entry of the Animals to Noah's Ark
1613
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)
God Showing Adam the Tree of Knowledge
1601-1678
Flemish
Jan Brueghel (Younger)
The Rest on the Flight Into Egypt
1610-1630
Flemish
Jan Brueghel (Younger)
Allegory of Abundance
Flemish
Jan Brueghel (Younger)
Adam Naming the Animals
c. 1650
Flemish
Jan Brueghel (Younger)
The Holy Family Within a Garland of Fruit, Flowers and Vegetables Held By Angels
Flemish
Jan Brueghel (Younger)
The Five Senses: Smell
1625
Flemish
Jan Brueghel (Younger)
An Allegory of Water and Earth
Flemish
Jan Brueghel (Younger)
Noli mi tangere
mid 17th century
Flemish
Jan Brueghel (Younger)
Allegory of Abundance: Landscape with Ceres
Flemish
Jan Brueghel (Younger)
Entry of Animals Into Noah's Ark
Flemish
Jan Brueghel (Younger)
Grotto Landscape with Saint Jerome
c.1640
Flemish
Jan Brueghel (Younger)
Allegory of Earth and Water
Flemish
Jan Brueghel (Younger)
An Allegory of Water and Earth (variation)
1630
Flemish
Jan Brueghel (Younger)
Paradise with the Fall
1630/1670
Flemish
Nicolas de Bruyn
Rabbits, Squirrel, Guinea pig and Mouse
Flemish
Georges-Louis Leclerc, Comte de Buffon
Fennec fox, The Guinea pig, Aye-aye
1856
French
Georges-Louis Leclerc, Comte de Buffon
Mouse, Water Rat, and Guinea Pig
1822
French
Johann Rudolf Bys
Göttermahl (Feast of the Gods)
1734
German
Giovanni Cassana
Italian
Giovanni Cassana
Guinea Pigs and Fighting Cocks
Italian
Giovanni Cassana
Rabbits and Guinea Pigs
Italian
Giovanni Cassana
Animali
Italian
Giovanni Cassana
A Farmyard Scene with Rabbit, Guinea Pigs, Apple-Peel, Butterfly on a Plate
Italian
Giovanni Cassana
Conigli; e Animali da cortile e porcellini d'India
Italian
Giovanni Cassana
Washerwoman, Goat, and Guinea Pig
Italian
Giovanni Cassana
Still life with Vegetables and Chicken
Italian
Giovanni Cassana
Italian
Giovanni Cassana
Zuffa tra galli
Italian
Giovanni Cassana
Chickens, Pigeons, and Guinea Pigs
Italian
Giovanni Cassana
Italian
Giovanni Cassana
Defunct
Italian
Giovanni Cassana
Natura morta con frutta, cesto, galli e porcellino d'India
1680-1720
Italian
Giovanni Cassana
Italian
Giovanni Cassana
Roosters and Guinea Pig
Italian
Giovanni Cassana
Guinea Pigs
Italian
Giovanni Cassana
Rabbits and Guinea Pigs
Italian
Giovanni Cassana
Hens and Guinea Pigs
bet. 1718-1720
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
Circe Changing Ulysses' Men into Beasts
1653
Italian
Giovanni Castiglione
In Front of Noah's Ark
1650
Italian
Giovanni Castiglione
Noah and the Animals Entering the Ark
1650
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
Gerard Claes
Guinea Pig
1900
Belgian
Giovanni Francesco Castiglione
John Constable was an English landscape painter in the Romantic tradition.
Italian
Currier & Ives
Noah's Ark
1845
American
Charles Dagomer
King Charles Spaniel and Carlin Playing with Guinea Pigs
1764
French
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
Ten Guinea Pigs
1925
Swiss
Adolf Dietrich
Guinea Pig and Young and a Milk Jug
1956
Swiss
Adolf Dietrich
Abyssinian Guinea Pigs
1952
Swiss
Adolf Dietrich
Guinea Pigs in a Basket
1934
Swiss
Adolf Dietrich
Nine Guinea Pigs and Edible Flowers
1953
Swiss
Adolf Dietrich
Guinea Pigs in a Hay Bale
1954
Swiss
Adolf Dietrich
Angora Guinea Family
1951
Swiss
Adolf Dietrich
Four Guinea Pigs, Eight Rabbits, and Carrots
1955
Swiss
Adolf Dietrich
Three Guinea Pigs - Mother and Young Eating
1938
Swiss
Adolf Dietrich
Holding Baby Guinea Pigs
1948
Swiss
Adolf Dietrich
Eight Guinea Pigs
1933
Swiss
Adolf Dietrich
Six Guinea Pigs in a Stall
1934
Swiss
Adolf Dietrich
Guinea Pigs in a Basket
1941
Swiss
Adolf Dietrich
Guinea Pigs and Canaries
1954
Swiss
Adolf Dietrich
Angora Guinea Family and White Shorthair Pig with Carrot
1925
Swiss
François-Hubert Drouais
Portrait of a Young Boy with Guinea Pig
French
Ben Dykes
Folk Art Boy with Guinea Pig
-
Albert Eckhout
Mameluca woman under a fruiting cashew tree
1640-1644
Dutch
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
Wijnand Esser
Napoleon's Exile Near Elba
1814
Dutch
European School
Peacock, Fountain, Guinea Pigs and Fruit
18th century
European
Joan Faykko
Four Guinea Pigs
1987
American
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
Portrait of a boy with Guinea Pig
19th century
French
French School
A Woodland Scene with Rabbits and Guinea Pigs Amongst the Undergrowth
18th century
French
French School
A still life with various fruits in a basket and on a ledge, flowers in a vase, musical instruments and a monkey with a flute
17th century (1675–1699)
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
Genoese School
Guinea Pigs in a Landscape
17th Century
Italian
Théodore Géricault
A rooster, three chickens, and a guinea pig
French
German School
Still Life with Flowers, Guinea Pigs
18th Century
German
Paul Gervais
Brazilian Guinea Pigs
1854
French
Peeter Gijsels
Vertumnus and Pomona
1660/1680
Flemish
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
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
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
Putti with a Festoon of Fruit (and guinea pigs)
Flemish
Jan Pauwel The Younger Gillemans
Allegory of the earth - landscape with ceres, putti and rich fruit trees
1651-1704
Flemish
Peter Mathys Gillemans
Birds and Guinea Pigs in a Landscape
Flemish
William Goodall
Guinea Pig (Cavia Cobaya)
1794-1833
English
Abraham Govaerts
Vertumnus and Pomona
1620
Flemish
Bartolomeo Guidobono
Sleeping Cupid with Two Guinea Pigs
Italian
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
John Harden
Two Men Selling Guinea Pigs, One with an Organ Grinder
British
Johannes Hermans
Flowers on a Landscape, Two Guinea Pigs and a Green Lizard
ca. 1650-65
Flemish
Jacob Hoefnagel
Orpheus charming the animals
Flemish
Joris Hoefnagel
Plate 48 Animalia Quadrupedia et Reptilia (Terra)
1592
Flemish
Melchior d'Hondecoeter
Guinea Pigs in Poultry Yard
Dutch
Melchior d'Hondecoeter
Rooster Confronting Turkeys, with a Macaw and Guinea Pig in a Classical Landscape...
Dutch
Melchior d'Hondecoeter
A Hoopoe, Hens and a Guinea Pig in a Landscape
19th century
Dutch
Melchior d'Hondecoeter
Poultry and Guinea Pigs
Dutch
Melchior d'Hondecoeter
Guinea Pigs, Doves
Dutch
Gillis de Hondecoeter
Paradise
Dutch
Gillis de Hondecoeter
Orpheus Charming the Animals
Dutch
Maud Humphrey
Guinea Pigs
1898
American
Edgar Hunt
Cockerel, Rabbit, and Guinea Pigs
1901
British
Edgar Hunt
Home Pets
1901
British
Edgar Hunt
Farmyard Pets
1900
British
Charles Hunt
A Visitor Calls
British
James Inskipp
Boy with a Guinea Pig
British
Italian School
Mountain Landscape with Rooster, Guinea Pig, and Fruit
1st half of 18th century
Italian
Italian School
Still Life with Fowl and Guinea Pigs
1650
Italian
Robert James
Boy with Guinea Pigs in a Stable
British
Anita Jeram
I Love Guinea Pigs: Guinea Pigs and Greenery
2001
British
Edward Killingworth Johnson
Niminy and Piminy
1888
English
Jonathan Eastman Johnson
The Pets
1859
American
Teodor Lubieniecki
Young Bacchus and a Still Life (with Guinea Pigs)
Polish
Teodor Lubieniecki
Still Life with Two Guinea Pigs, Peach and Grapes
Polish
August Macke
Little Walter's Toys
1912
German
Edward Hasell McCosh
Guinea Pigs Discovering a Basket of Fruit
British
Edward Hasell McCosh
Guinea Pigs with Apples and Plums
British
Louis Mettling
Sharing the bounty
French
Wally Moes
Boy with Guinea Pig in a Box
1882
Dutch