NOTE.--Peter De Laer, called Bamboccio by the Italians from his subjects, was born at Laaren near Naarden in Holland in 1613. After acquiring the elements of design in his own country he removed to Italy where he resided sixteen years. His favorite subjects were fairs, rural festivals, farrier shops, beggar scenes, &c., usually termed "bambocciate" by the Italians. He had a particular bias for all that is low and common, but his pictures are faithful imitations of nature, admirably composed, spiritedly and correctly designed, colored in a rich and vigorous style. He committed suicide by drowning, in 1673. [P. 17; see entry 04130001 for related commentary.]
Rochester Academy of Art. (Incorporated 1874.) 40 & 42 State Street. Catalogue of the Works of Art, exhibited at their First Exhibition. In June, 1875. Rochester, N.Y.: Union and Advertiser Company's Book and Job Print. 1875.