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Laer, Pieter (Boddingh) van [il Bamboccio]locked

(bapt Haarlem, Dec 14, 1599; d ?1642).
  • David A. Levine


Dutch painter and printmaker. Active mainly in Rome, he established a reputation as the inventor of the bambocciata (Fr. bambocciade), a variety of low-life painting characterized by its small size, naturalistic style and references to contemporary Italian popular culture. He attracted many followers in Italy, known as the ...

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Enciclopedia universale dell’arte, 15 vols (Rome, 1958–67); Eng. trans. as Encyclopedia of World Art (New York, 1959–68)
U. Thieme and F. Becker, eds: Allgemeines Lexikon der bildenden Künstler von der Antike bis zur Gegenwart, 37 vols (Leipzig, 1907–50) [see also Meissner above]