Giuseppe Bottani

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Giuseppe Bottani, Self-portrait, 1740.

Giuseppe Bottani (Cremona, 1717– Mantua, 1784) was an Italian painter active in the Baroque period.

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He was born in Cremona. In Florence, he was a pupil of Vincenzo Meucci and Antonio Puglieschi. He moved to Rome to work under Agostino Masucci, then he returned to Cremona after 1745. In 1769, he was named professor of painting and director of the Accademia di Belli Arti in Mantua. He was known for painting landscapes in the style of Gaspard Poussin, and figures in the style of Maratta. He painted a St. Paola taking leave of her Attendants, once in the church of Santi Cosmo e Damiano at Milan. One of his pupils was the Brescian Domenico Vantini.

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