Pieter van Laer
Pieter van Laer
Historical Figure
Nationality: Netherlands
Date of Birth: 1599
Date of Death: 1642
Occupation: Artist
1632 series
POD: May, 1631
Appearance(s): Grantville Gazette II
Type of Appearance: Direct
Pieter van Laer (or Pieter Bodding van Laer) (14 December 1599 – c. 1642) was a Dutch Golden Age painter of genre scenes, active for over a decade in Rome, where his nickname was Il Bamboccio. Artists working in his style became known as the Bamboccianti.

Pieter van Laer in 1632Edit

Pieter van Laer, or Il Bamboccio, was a friend of Giacomo Carissimi. When Carissimi was seeking funding for his travel to Grantville, Il Bamboccio directed his friend to instrument-maker Girolamo Zenti as a possible travel partner to fund his journey.