[boh-tey-guh, buh-; Italian bawt-te-gah]

noun, plural bot·te·gas, bot·te·ghe [boh-tey-gee, buh-; Italian bawt-te-ge] /boʊˈteɪ gi, bə-; Italian bɔtˈtɛ gɛ/.

the studio of a master artist, in which lesser artists, apprentices, or students learn by participating in the work.

Origin of bottega

1895–1900; < Italian: literally, shop < Latin apothēca; see apothecary Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Related Words for bottega

shop, salon, workshop, library, office, study, den, atelier, bottega

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  • He was a boy in his early teens when he entered his first master's bottega.


    Paul G. Konody

  • Michael Angelo was not yet, neither had Raphael appeared from the Umbrian bottega with his charm of grace and youth.

    The Makers of Modern Rome

    Mrs. (Margaret) Oliphant

  • It was in Cosimo's bottega that he made acquaintance with Mariotto Albertinelli, who became his intimate friend and fellow-worker.

    Renaissance in Italy Vol. 3

    John Addington Symonds

  • The Pope found him at work in his bottega on the tomb of Julius; for the "tragedy of the mausoleum" still dragged on.

    Renaissance in Italy Vol. 3

    John Addington Symonds

  • There he stayed for a little while, until one day Titian came across, in his bottega, some 113 drawings that showed promise.


    Dorothy Menpes