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! 

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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

(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

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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

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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

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Louis Vagnier

(????-????)

Antonio Delle Vedove

(1865-1944)

Louis Émile Villa

(1836-1900)

Marcus Waterman

(1834-1914)

Henry Weekes

(1807-1877)

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

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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

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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

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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)

 

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