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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!  

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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)

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)

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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)

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)

 

Museum Catalogue

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
Two Guinea Pigs with Cabbages and Onions
German
Jacob Samuel Beck
White Guinea Pig with Young and Fruit
German
Jacob Samuel Beck
Guinea Pig with Hazelnuts and Cucumbers
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, Capuchin monkey, and Fruit
1710-1720
Hungarian
Jakob Bogdány
Oiseaux et Hamsters
Hungarian
Jakob Bogdány
Guinea pig, Cat, Cockerel
1710-1720
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
Still Life with Fish, Vegetables, Cats and Guinea pig
1695
Italian
Felice Boselli
Pantry with Game, Cheese, Lemons, Cat, Dove and Guinea Pig
1690
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)
Feast of the Gods (The Marriage of Peleus and Thetis)
ca. 1608
Flemish
Jan Brueghel (Elder)
Venus and Cupid
1600
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)
Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden
1615
Flemish
Jan Brueghel (Elder)
Flora and Zephyr
1617
Flemish
Jan Brueghel (Elder)
Virgin and Child Surrounded by Fruit and Flowers
Flemish
Jan Brueghel (Elder)
Christ and Mary Magdalene
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)
Allegory of Abundance (Venus Ceres Bacchus)
c. 1618
Flemish
Jan Brueghel (Elder)
Three Graces Adorning Statue of Ceres
1615
Flemish
Jan Brueghel (Elder)
The Entry of the Animals to Noah's Ark
1613
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 (Younger)
Entry of Animals Into Noah's Ark
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)
Entry of Animals Into the Ark
1630/1670
Flemish
Jan Brueghel (Younger)
The Holy Family and the Infant St. John
Flemish
Jan Brueghel (Younger)
The Five Senses: Smell
1625
Flemish
Jan Brueghel (Younger)
Allegory of Abundance: Landscape with Ceres
Flemish
Jan Brueghel (Younger)
An Allegory of Water and Earth (variation)
1630
Flemish
Jan Brueghel (Younger)
An Allegory of Water and Earth
Flemish
Jan Brueghel (Younger)
God Showing Adam the Tree of Knowledge
1601-1678
Flemish
Jan Brueghel (Younger)
Allegory of Abundance
Flemish
Jan Brueghel (Younger)
The Rest on the Flight Into Egypt
1610-1630
Flemish
Jan Brueghel (Younger)
Allegory of Earth and Water
Flemish
Jan Brueghel (Younger)
Paradise with the Fall
1630/1670
Flemish
Johann Rudolf Bys
Göttermahl (Feast of the Gods)
1734
German
Giovanni Cassana
Animali
Italian
Giovanni Cassana
Rabbits and Guinea Pigs
Italian
Giovanni Cassana
Zuffa tra galli
Italian
Giovanni Cassana
Italian
Giovanni Cassana
Italian
Giovanni Cassana
Rabbits and Guinea Pigs
Italian
Giovanni Cassana
Italian
Giovanni Cassana
Italian
Giovanni Cassana
Conigli; e Animali da cortile e porcellini d'India
Italian
Giovanni Cassana
Guinea Pigs and Fighting Cocks
Italian
Giovanni Cassana
Washerwoman, Goat, and Guinea Pig
Italian
Giovanni Cassana
Italian
Giovanni Cassana
A Farmyard Scene with Rabbit, Guinea Pigs, Apple-Peel, Butterfly on a Plate
Italian
Giovanni Cassana
Italian
Paolo Castelli
Flowers and Fruit in a Landscape with Guinea PIgs
17th Century
Italian
Paolo Castelli
Still Life With Guinea Pigs
Italian
Giovanni Castiglione
In Front of Noah's Ark
1650
Italian
Giovanni Castiglione
Noah's Sacrifice After the Deluge
1650
Italian
Giovanni Castiglione
Circe Changing Ulysses' Men into Beasts
1653
Italian
Giovanni Castiglione
Noah and the Animals Entering the Ark
1650
Italian
Giovanni Francesco Castiglione
Apollo Pastoral
Italian
Giovanni Francesco Castiglione
Orpheus Charming the Animals
Italian
Giacomo Francesco Cipper
Partridge, Turkey, Goose, Turtles, and Guinea Pig
1696-1736
Austrian
Currier & Ives
Noah's Ark
1845
American
Alexandre-Francois Desportes
Still Life with a Jug
1734
French
Edward Julius Detmold
Silver Abyssinian Baby Guinea Pig Eating His Vegetables
English
Adolf Dietrich
Guinea Pig and Young and a Milk Jug
1956
Swiss
Adolf Dietrich
Angora Guinea Family
1951
Swiss
Adolf Dietrich
Nine Guinea Pigs and Edible Flowers
1953
Swiss
Adolf Dietrich
Angora Guinea Family and White Shorthair Pig with Carrot
1925
Swiss
Adolf Dietrich
Three Guinea Pigs - Mother and Young Eating
1938
Swiss
Adolf Dietrich
Four Guinea Pigs, Eight Rabbits, and Carrots
Swiss
Adolf Dietrich
Eight Guinea Pigs
1933
Swiss
Adolf Dietrich
Holding Baby Guinea Pigs
1948
Swiss
Adolf Dietrich
Guinea Pigs in a Hay Bale
1954
Swiss
Adolf Dietrich
Guinea Pigs and Canaries
1954
Swiss
Adolf Dietrich
Guinea Pigs in a Basket
1941
Swiss
Adolf Dietrich
Six Guinea Pigs in a Stall
1934
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
Child with Guinea Pig
English
English School
Children petting guinea pigs, 19th century, English school
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
Still Life Near a Fountain
1680/1691
Flemish
Peeter Gijsels
Vertumnus and Pomona
1660/1680
Flemish
Peeter Gijsels
Vertumnus and Pomona at the Palace Terrace
1660/1680
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
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
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
German
Paul Hagelstein
A Young Boy with a Guinea Pig (Seated)
German
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
Poultry and Guinea Pigs
Dutch
Melchior d'Hondecoeter
Guinea Pigs, Doves
Dutch
Maud Humphrey
Guinea Pigs
1898
American
Edgar Hunt
Farmyard Pets
1900
British
Edgar Hunt
Home Pets
1901
British
Charles Hunt
A Visitor Calls
British
Robert James
Boy with Guinea Pigs in a Stable
British
Edward Killingworth Johnson
Niminy and Piminy
1888
English
Teodor Lubieniecki
Young Bacchus and a Still Life (with Guinea Pigs)
Polish
Teodor Lubieniecki
Still Life with 2 Guinea Pigs and peach, grapes
Polish
Sharing the bounty
Wally Moes
Boy with Guinea Pig in a Box
1882
Dutch
George Morland
Guinea Pigs
1792
English
George Morland
Selling Guinea Pigs
1789
English
George Morland
A Study of Guinea Pigs
English
Kitchen Still Life with Vegetables and Poultry
Henry Turner Munns
The Favoured Guinea Pig
1865
British
Euphemie Muraton
Guinea Pigs in the Dovecote
French
William James Müller
Boy with his Pets
British
William James Müller
Italian Boy with a Guinea Pig
British
Constantijn Netscher
Portrait of a Girl with a Guinea Pig
1677
Flemish
James Northcote
A Young Lady in a Green Dress, seated in an interior, with Ducks and Guinea Pigs
1800
English
Octavius Oakley
Interrupted Happiness
English
Guinea Pigs on a Fire Truck
2009
Thomas Kent Pelham
Continental Girl Holding a Guinea Pig
1879
English
Albert Pels
Guinea Pig at the Market
American
Armand Petersen
Guinea Pig
Swiss
Piedmontese School
Still Life with Flowers, Fruit, Guinea Pigs
16th Century
Italian
Guinea Pigs
1913
Hedwig Rau-Grünzweig
Ten Guinea PIgs on the Grass
1900
German
Claude Reeves
Two Children with Guinea Pigs in a Garden by a Well
circa 1886
English
Phillippe Rousseau
Guinea Pig, Apple and Cup
French
George Derville Rowlandson
SEVEN FINE ORIGINAL ILLUSTRATIONS OF ANIMALS BY G. D. ROLANDSON (From the Book Tiny Tot's Animal Book)
1925
English
Felice Rubbiani
Still Life with Fruit and Guinea Pigs
Italian
Giovanni Ruoppolo
Still Life with Figs, Cherries, Plums and Two Guinea Pigs
Italian
Edouard-Marcel Sandoz
Guinea Pig
1919
Swiss
John Singer Sargent
Portrait of Gordon Fairchild
1890
American
Roelandt Savery
Garden of Eden
1618
Flemish
Aert Schouman
A Guinea Pig, with a Hummingbird on the Branch Above
Flemish
Sinbaldo Scorza
Two Guinea Pigs
Italian
Sinbaldo Scorza
Menagerie
Italian
August Specht
Rabbit Aviary in a Zoo - Young gentleman and lady feeding rabbits and guinea pigs on a farm
German
Josef Kamenitzsky Steiner
Still Life with Flowers, Butterfly, and Guinea Pig
Austrian
Jan Stolker
Portrait of Cunera van Rijckevorsel (1722-1782), Isaac Hubert (1725-1798) and Isaac Hubert jr (1756-1839)
1766
Flemish
Tobias Stranover
A Macaw, a Cockatoo and Guinea Pigs in a Landscape
Transylvanian
Ezaias Terwester
Vase with flowers and guinea pig in a landscape
1661-1724
Flemish
Hedwig Thoma
From the series Basel Zoological garden Hedwig Keerl Thoma (Swiss, 1886–1946), vintage postcard 1922
1922
Swiss
Unknown Artists
Portrait of a Young Italian Woman with Guinea Pig
19th century
Unknown Artists
Bronze Cold Painted Guinea Pig
early 19th century
Unknown Artists
Schubert Animal Realm, 1880 Chromolith
1880
Unknown Artists
Guinea Pigs Eating a Carrot and Apple
c. 1890's
Unknown Artists
Aristocratic Directors - The fox and the guinea-pigs - aristocratic directors lend their names to dubious companies in return for suitable emoluments,Punch, or the London Charivari, Vol. 104, April 15, 1893
1893
Unknown Artists
Brown & Black Guinea Pig Facing Left by Helene J. Maguire
1904