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Pieter van Laer

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Bamboccianti

Bamboccianti  

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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 ...
Claude glass

Claude glass  

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A small tinted mirror, with a slightly convex surface, used for reflecting landscapes in miniature so as to show their broad tonal values, without distracting detail or colour. The device is named ...
Claude Lorrain

Claude Lorrain  

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(1600–82)Landscape painter from Lorraine, who worked mainly in Rome. He was the first artist to be inspired by the Roman Campagna and its legends. Many 18th‐century English travellers on ...
Jacques Courtois

Jacques Courtois  

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(b St Hippolyte, Franche-Comté, 12 Dec. 1621; d Rome, 14 Nov. 1676) and(b St Hippolyte, 1628; d Rome, 14 June 1679).French painters, brothers, active in Italy and often known by the Italian forms of ...
Jan Asselyn

Jan Asselyn  

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(b Dieppe, c.1615; bur. Amsterdam, 3 Oct. 1652).Dutch painter of French descent, active mainly in Amsterdam. He spent several years in Italy in the late 1630s and early 1640s and came to specialize ...
Joachim von Sandrart

Joachim von Sandrart  

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(b Frankfurt, 12 May 1606; d Nuremberg, 14 Oct. 1688).German painter and writer on art. He travelled widely and was the most highly regarded German artist of his day ...
Laer, Pieter van

Laer, Pieter van   Reference library

The Oxford Dictionary of Art (3 ed.)

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Art & Architecture
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(bapt. Haarlem, 14 Dec. 1599; d ?c.1642).

Dutch painter, active for much of his career (c....

Michelangelo Cerquozzi

Michelangelo Cerquozzi  

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(b Rome, 18 Feb. 1602; d Rome, 6 Apr. 1660).Italian painter, known as ‘Michelangelo of the Battles’ because of his predilection for scenes of combat. He spent all his ...
Michiel Sweerts

Michiel Sweerts  

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(bapt. Brussels, 29 Sept. 1618; d Goa, India, 1664).Flemish painter, an enigmatic and exceedingly attractive artist. Nothing is known of his training or early career. From about 1646 to about 1656 he ...
Nicolaes Berchem

Nicolaes Berchem  

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(bapt. Haarlem, 1 Oct. 1620; d Amsterdam, 18 Feb. 1683).Dutch painter, active mainly in Haarlem but also in Amsterdam. He was the son of the still-life painter Pieter Claesz. ...
Philips Wouwerman

Philips Wouwerman  

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(bapt. Haarlem, 24 May 1619; d Haarlem, 19 May 1668).The most celebrated member of a family of Dutch painters from Haarlem, where he worked virtually all his life. He became a member of the painters' ...
Rome, Spada Gallery

Rome, Spada Gallery  

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A fascinating survival of a 17th-century Roman connoisseur's art collection, housed in a magnificent 16th-century palace. Cardinal Bernadino Spada was an ardent art enthusiast and a protégé of Pope ...
Schildersbent

Schildersbent  

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(Dutch: ‘Band of Painters’).A fraternal organization, dedicated to social fellowship and mutual assistance, founded in about 1620 by a number of Dutch and Flemish artists living in Rome. Its members ...
Sébastien Bourdon

Sébastien Bourdon  

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(b Montpellier, 2 Feb. 1616; d Paris, 8 May 1671).French painter. From about 1634 to 1637 he lived in Rome, where he worked for a picture dealer and developed ...

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