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.

Aniello Ascione


Alfred Barber


Jean-Baptiste Belin de Fontenay


Bartolomeo Bimbi


Pieter Boel


Felice Boselli


Jan Brueghel (Elder)


Johann Rudolf Bys


Paolo Castelli


Giovanni Francesco Castiglione


Currier & Ives


Edward Julius Detmold


François-Hubert Drouais


George Edwards


Wijnand Esser


Luca Forte


French School


Thomas Gaugain


Jan Pauwel The Younger Gillemans


Abraham Govaerts


Paul Hagelstein


Jacob Hoefnagel


Edgar Hunt


Robert James


Teodor Lubieniecki


Wally Moes


Christofaro Munari


Euphemie Muraton


Constantijn Netscher


Octavius Oakley


Thomas Kent Pelham


Armand Petersen


Adolf Pirsch


Claude Reeves


George Derville Rowlandson


Giovanni Ruoppolo


John Singer Sargent


Aert Schouman


August Specht


Jan Stolker


Ezaias Terwester


artist unknown


Unknown Artists


Louis Vagnier


Antonio Delle Vedove


Louis Émile Villa


Marcus Waterman


Henry Weekes


Georges Aglane


James S. Baillie


Jacob Samuel Beck


Ernst Wilhelm Bernhardi


Sara Bisschop


Jakob Bogdány


Norbertine Bresslern-Roth


Jan Brueghel (Younger)


Giovanni Cassana


Giovanni Castiglione


Giacomo Francesco Cipper


Alexandre-Francois Desportes


Adolf Dietrich


English School


European School


Jean-Honoré Fragonard


Jan Fyt


Peeter Gijsels


William Goodall


Claude Marie Guilleminet


Joris Hoefnagel


Maud Humphrey


Charles Hunt


Edward Killingworth Johnson


Louis Mettling


George Morland


Henry Turner Munns


William James Müller


James Northcote


Tom Otterness

(1952- )

Albert Pels


Piedmontese School

16th Century

Hedwig Rau-Grünzweig


Phillippe Rousseau


Felice Rubbiani


Edouard-Marcel Sandoz


Roelandt Savery


Sinbaldo Scorza


Josef Kamenitzsky Steiner


Tobias Stranover


Hedwig Thoma


artist unknown


Clive Uptton


Izaak Van Oosten


Jacomo Victors

(1640 - 1705)

Onze Vogel

W.R. Waters


Josiah Wood Whymper



Museum Catalogue