Welcome to the 

Guinea Pigs in Historical Art Museum 

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.


Trust me, the guinea pigs are indeed there!  And usually, they're eating!  

This gallery is a work in progress and continually updated.   Check back often for more!  To follow new additions on social media join the companion facebook group right here! 

Click to Enter an Artist Gallery Aisle

This museum's paintings are being unpacked with the help of many guinea pigs.  Please be patient while we sort through all our materials.   If you would like to help add to our catalogue or have corrections or other comments, please contact us.


Georges Aglane


Alfred Barber


Jean-Baptiste Belin de Fontenay


Pieter Boel


Felice Boselli


Jan Brueghel (Elder)


Johann Rudolf Bys


Paolo Castelli


Currier & Ives


Edward Julius Detmold


François-Hubert Drouais


English School


Luca Forte


French School


Thomas Gaugain


Claude Marie Guilleminet


Joris Hoefnagel


Maud Humphrey


Robert James


Wally Moes


Euphemie Muraton


James Northcote

(1952- )

Tom Otterness


Albert Pels

16th Century

Piedmontese School


Claude Reeves


Felice Rubbiani


Sinbaldo Scorza


Jan Stolker


Hedwig Thoma


artist unknown


Clive Uptton


Izaak Van Oosten


Louis Émile Villa


Henry Weekes


Johann Amandus Winck


David de Coninck


Jan van Kessel (Elder)


Gherardo di Bosco, Gerrit van den Bosch


Jacob van der Kerchoven


Aniello Ascione


Jacob Samuel Beck


Bartolomeo Bimbi


Jakob Bogdány


Norbertine Bresslern-Roth


Jan Brueghel (Younger)


Giovanni Cassana


Giovanni Castiglione


Alexandre-Francois Desportes


Adolf Dietrich


European School


Jean-Honoré Fragonard


Jan Fyt


Jan Pauwel The Younger Gillemans


Paul Hagelstein


Jacob Hoefnagel


Edgar Hunt


Teodor Lubieniecki


Henry Turner Munns


Constantijn Netscher


Octavius Oakley


Thomas Kent Pelham


Armand Petersen


Hedwig Rau-Grünzweig


Phillippe Rousseau


Giovanni Ruoppolo


August Specht


Ezaias Terwester


Unknown Artists


artist unknown


Louis Vagnier


Antonio Delle Vedove


Marcus Waterman


Josiah Wood Whymper


Melchior d'Hondecoeter


Philipp Ferdinand de Hamilton


Franz Werner van tamm


Pieter Van der Hulst


Adriaen van der Werff


Museum Catalogue