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A group of painters in 17th-century Rome who worked in the style of Pieter van Laer (il Bamboccio or ‘clumsy little one’) from whom the name derives. They specialized in bambocciate (the singular is bambocciata or ‘childishness’), small genre scenes of everyday Italian life. Most of the artists in the group were of north European origin, though there were also some Italians such as Michelangelo Cerquozzi. Van Laer returned to his native Haarlem in 1639. See Schildersbent.

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