Pieter Bodding van Laer

c. 1593-1642 Holland/Baroque

 

Brief Biography-Pieter Bodding van Laer, who was from Haarlem, spent the highlight of his career in Rome as a member of the Bamboccianti group of Flemish artists. They were painters who introduced Northern style genre art to Italy. All were members of the Bentvueghels, who were the leading group of Dutch artists in Italy. Van Laer's 'Bent' nickname was "Il Bamboccio", or "Ugly Doll". He was a strong influence on the group; the Dutch artist Esaias van de Velde had tutored him in Haarlem. He also became a printmaker doing several animal-themed works. Van Laer returned to Haarlem, but it is unclear where or when he died. Arnold Houbraken suggested Van Laer drowned himself due to depression.

 

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a shepherd and
washing women

a shepherd and washing women at a well


self portrait

self portrait by Pieter Bodding van Laer

annunciation to
the shepherds

annunciation to the shepherds

baskets of harvested
grapes are delivered

baskets of harvested grapes are delivered to a farm in an italian village


blind beggar

blind beggar

carnival revellers
in a tavern

carnival revellers in a tavern

departure from
the inn

departure from the inn


extracting a tooth

extracting a tooth


hunter at rest

hunter at rest

landscape with
hunters

landscape with hunters

landscape with
morra players

landscape with morra players

magic scene with
self portrait

magic scene with self-portrait

near the barrel under
the enclosure

near the barrel under the enclosure

resting horsemen
in a court

resting horsemen in a court


the cake seller

the cake seller


the flagellants

the flagellants


the herdsmen

the herdsmen


travellers at rest

travellers at rest

travellers in an
italianate landscape

travellers in an italianate landscape

vagabonds playing
cards in a landscape

vagabonds playing cards in a landscape