Italian term meaning workshop or studio and referencing a place where an aspiring Italian artist learns from a master artist. The term also pertains to a workshop where assistants help a painter or sculptor execute a work that bears the signature of the supervising artist---the Master. During the Italian Renaissance, about 30 "botteghe" were in Florence, and one of the more famous was overseen by Leonardo Da Vinci. Source: Ralph Mayer, "A Dictionary of Art Terms and Techniques"<br><br>The Italian word for studio or workshop. Often used to identify an object made in the studio of a master when his pupils&#39; or assistants&#39; work on it appears to dominate his own. (pr. b&#601;-TAY-g&#601;) Also see atelier.