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Pieter van Laer

painter, draftsman, print artist
North Netherlandish
Haarlem 1599-12/1599-12-14
baptized December 15, 1599 in Haarlem (Kurtz 1958);
date and place of death are uncertain, but defenitely after 1641 (drawing in a Haarlem song book from that year); according to a statement from the testament of his sister from 1654 there weren't any signs of life from him in the last twelve years; according to Passeri he died in the fall of 1642 (Briganti 1991, p. 58-59, note 20); according to Thieme/Becker he died on June 30, 1642
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younger brother of Roelant van Laer, older brother of Nicolaas Boddink van Laer, calligrapher (later vicar)
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Biographical information
Active in
  • Haarlem 1614 - 1623
  • Frankrijk
    traveled throught France to Italy
  • Rome 1624 - 1639
    according to Briganti (1991) and Schatborn (2001) since 1625; according to Blankert (1968) in or shortly before 1625; was a close friend of Joachim von Sandrart
  • Wenen
    Van Hoogstraten 1678
  • Amsterdam 1639
    according to Briganti (read in Sandrart) he returned to Amsterdam in 1639
  • Haarlem 1641
    He made a signed and dated drawing in a Haarlem song book in 1641 (Schatborn 2011, p. 87).
  • 1641 - 1642
    according to Briganti he left for Sweden after 1641 and nothing was heard from him after 1642; according to Schatborn he left in 1642
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This field specifies the various subject categories or genres that constitute the oeuvre of the artist in question. The contents of this field are generally based more on the documentation available at the RKD than on the literature.
animal painting (genre), genre, history (as a genre), landscape (as genre), portrait, italianate, architecture (genre), peasant genre
oil paint
Entered on: 1992-02-07; Modification on: 2019-01-21


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