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.  Choose an aisle, then click for a link to high resolution views  (and to help find any non-obvious guinea pigs).


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 a 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
Jacob Samuel Beck
Jan-Baptiste Belin
Jakob Bogdány
Felice Boselli
Jan Brueghel the Elder
Jan Brueghel the Younger
Giovanni Cassana
Giovanni Castiglione
David de Coninck
Currier & Ives
Alexandre François Desportes
Adolf Dietrich
Ben Dykes
English School
Flemish School
Luca Forte
French School
Jan Pauwel Gillemans The Younger
Joris Hoefnagel
Edgar Hunt
Jacob Joefnagel
Teodor Lubieniecki
Wally Moes
Henry Turner Munns
Euphémie Muraton
Constantjin Netscher
Octavius Oakley
Hedwig Rau-Grünzweig
Claude Reeves
Phillippe Rousseau
Giovanni Ruoppolo
August Specht
Izaak van Oosten
Antonio Delle Vedove
Marcus Waterman
Johann Amandus Winck
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