Bottala, Giovanni Maria

Bottala, Giovanni Maria (sometimes called Rafaellino), an Italian painter, was born at Savona, near Genoa, in 1613, and studied under P. da Cortona at Rome. He painted several pictures for the cardinal Sacchetti, the most important of which was the Meeting of Jacob and Esau; afterwards placed in Rome by Benedict XIV. His other works are in the churches of Milan and Geneva. He died at Milan in 1644. See Spooner, Biog. Hist. of the Fine Arts, s.v.; Hoefer,; Nouv. Biog. Generale, s.v.

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