Bottani Giuseppe, an Italian painter, was born at Cremona in 1717, and studied at Rome under Agostino Masucci. There is a historical piece of some merit, by Bottani, in the Church of SS. Cosmo and Damiano, at Mantua, representing St. Paola taking leave of her Attendants. He died at Mantua in 1784. See Spooner, Biog. Hist. of the Fine Arts, s.v.; Hoefer, Nouv. Biog. Generale, s.v.