Ambrosiana

Portrait of a Musician
Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519)
1485-1490
tempera and oil on panel
40 × 30 cm
(detail)

Pinacoteca

The Pinacoteca Ambrosiana was established in April 1618, when Cardinal Federico Borromeo donated his
collection of paintings, drawings and statues to the Biblioteca Ambrosiana, which he had founded in 1607.

The museum consists of 24 rooms, where visitors can admire some of the greatest masterpieces of all time, such as the Portrait of a Musician by Leonardo da Vinci, The Basket of Fruit by Caravaggio, the cartoon for the School of Athens by Raphael, the Adoration of the Magi by Titian, the Madonna of the Pavilion by Sandro Botticelli and the magnificent Vases of Flowers by Jan Brueghel.

In addition to Renaissance artworks, the museum’s collections include paintings by important 17th-century Lombard artists (Morazzone, Giulio Cesare Procaccini, Daniele Crespi and Carlo Francesco Nuvolone), as well as 18th-century painters (Giandomenico Tiepolo, Fra’ Galgario, Francesco Londonio), and also a notable cluster of 19th- and early 20th-centuries artists like Andrea Appiani, Francesco Hayez and Emilio Longoni.

INFO

VENERANDA BIBLIOTECA AMBROSIANA
Piazza Pio XI, 2
20123 MILAN
ITALY

Tel. +39 0280692.1
Fax +39 0280692.215
contatti@ambrosiana.it

PINACOTECA HOURS
Until June 30, 2022:
Monday to Sunday 10.00-18.00
Closed on Wednesday
(the ticket office closes at 17.3; the visit requires a minimum of 90 minutes)

SPECIAL OPENINGS/CLOSURES FOR HOLIDAYS:

Open on Wednesday, December 7 2022

Christmas holidays from December 24, 2022 to January 8, 2023:
– December 24, and December 31, 2022: open from 10.00 to 14.00
– December 25, 2022: closed
– January 1, 2023: open from 14.00 to 19.00
– All other days: open from 10.00 to 18.00, including Wednesday December 28, 2022 and January 4, 2023

Pinacoteca

In the various rooms, one can also discover a series of genuine curiosities, like the gloves that Napoleon wore at Waterloo, the armillary spheres from the Settala Collection, or the showcase containing a lock of Lucrezia Borgia’s hair: many famous poets, such as Gabriele D’Annunzio and Lord Byron, have come to draw inspiration from it.

INFO UTILI

VENERANDA BIBLIOTECA AMBROSIANA
Piazza Pio XI, 2
20123 MILAN
ITALY

Tel. +39 0280692.1
Fax +39 0280692.215
contatti@ambrosiana.it

PINACOTECA HOURS
Until June 30, 2022:
Monday to Sunday 10.00-18.00
Closed on Wednesday
(the ticket office closes at 17.3; the visit requires a minimum of 90 minutes)

SPECIAL OPENINGS/CLOSURES FOR HOLIDAYS:

Open on Wednesday, December 7 2022

Christmas holidays from December 24, 2022 to January 8, 2023:
– December 24, and December 31, 2022: open from 10.00 to 14.00
– December 25, 2022: closed
– January 1, 2023: open from 14.00 to 19.00
– All other days: open from 10.00 to 18.00, including Wednesday December 28, 2022 and January 4, 2023

WHAT’S ON

SAN SEPOLCRO CRYPT OPEN DURING WEEKENDS UNTIL APRIL 2

San Sepolcro

SAN SEPOLCRO CRYPT OPEN DURING WEEKENDS UNTIL APRIL 2

Crypt of San Sepolcro open until April 2 2023, every Saturday and Sunday from 11.00 to 17.30 | last access 17.00

14/01/2023-02/04/2023
CRÈCHES AT THE AMBROSIANA<BR>FROM THE COLLECTIONS OF THE MUSEO DEL PRESEPIO OF DALMINE

Pinacoteca

CRÈCHES AT THE AMBROSIANA
FROM THE COLLECTIONS OF THE MUSEO DEL PRESEPIO OF DALMINE

From December 1st until the end of January, the Pinacoteca Ambrosiana hosts a widespread exhibition of nativity scenes, coming from the Museo del Presepio of Dalmine

01/12/2022-31/01/2023
Exhibition
PINACOTECA AMBROSIANA AND THE DUOMO TOGETHER FOR MILAN

Ambrosiana

PINACOTECA AMBROSIANA AND THE DUOMO TOGETHER FOR MILAN

The Veneranda Biblioteca Ambrosiana and the Veneranda Fabbrica del Duomo di Milano present a collaboration agreement that marks the beginning of a common path aimed at creating a network, for the enhancement of the heritage of faith and art that the two institutions have guarded for centuries.

28/10/2022
NEWS
JEWELS OF GIULIO MANFREDI CELEBRATE RAPHAEL <br> SCHOOL OF LIGHT

Ambrosiana

JEWELS OF GIULIO MANFREDI CELEBRATE RAPHAEL
SCHOOL OF LIGHT

An art installation consisting of twenty-one drawings for twenty-one refined jewels, corresponding to twenty-one characters from Raphael's cartoon. Curated by Alberto Rocca and Arnaldo Colasanti.

16/09/2022-31/01/2023
Exhibition

ONLINE COLLECTION

(158 online artworks)

Allegory of Fire, NA
Portrait of a Young Girl with a Dove, Natale Schiavoni (1777-1858)
Christ Resurrected, Marco Basaiti (1470-1530)
Atlantic Codex (Codex Atlanticus), f. 1058 verso, NA
Saint John the Baptist, Gian Giacomo Caprotti
The Madonna Nursing the Child by the Fountain, Bernaert van Orley (1488-1541)
Locked out of school, Emilio Longoni (1859-1932)
Daggers with sheath (eared sfondagiaco dagger), Milanese Gunsmiths
Portrait of a Young Man, Vittore Ghislandi detto Frà Galgario (1655-1743)
Maternity, Mosè Bianchi (1840-1904)
The Holy Family with Saints Anne and John, Bernardino Luini (1480-1532)
Burse, Artista dell’Italia centrale
Horse’s head (Copy from the equestrian monument to Marcus Aurelius on the Capitol in Rome), NA
Flowers in a Vase, NA
Napoleon Bonaparte’s gloves, NA
Atlantic Codex (Codex Atlanticus), f. 33 recto, NA
Kids and Lambs, Francesco Londonio (1723-1783)
Atlantic Codex (Codex Atlanticus), f. 860 recto, NA
Head of Christ the Redeemer, Gian Giacomo Caprotti detto Salai (1480-1524)
Atlantic Codex (Codex Atlanticus), f. 812 recto, NA
Judith and Holofernes, Giuseppe Vermiglio (1585-1635)
The Adoration, Bartolomeo Suardi detto il Bramantino (1465-1530)
The School of Athens, Raffaello Sanzio (1483-1520)
Sacra Conversazione, Ambrogio da Fossano detto il Bergognone (1453-1523)
Portrait of a Musician, NA
Mary Magdalene Penitent, Guido Reni (1575-1642)
Atlantic Codex (Codex Atlanticus), f. 72 recto, NA
Dantesque window, Giuseppe Bertini (1825-1898)
Atlantic Codex (Codex Atlanticus), f. 71 recto, NA
Man in Armour, NA
Allegory of Water, Jan Brueghel il Vecchio “Dei Velluti” (1568-1625)
Atlantic Codex (Codex Atlanticus), f. 1069 recto, NA
The Annunciation, Gerolamo Mazzola Bedoli (1500-1569)
Mary Magdalene, NA
The Presentation of Christ in the Temple, Giandomenico Tiepolo (1727-1804)
Laocoon (copy of the Vatican original), Leone Leoni
Nautilus shell, NA
The Adoration of the Magi, Pier Francesco Mazzucchelli also known as Morazzone (1571-1626)
View of the Interior of the Duomo, NA
The infant Jesus with a Lamb, NA
Atlantic Codex (Codex Atlanticus), f. 307 verso, Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519)
The Last Supper, Andrea Bianchi detto il Vespino (attivo 1612-1640)
Atlantic Codex (Codex Atlanticus), f. 149 recto, NA
Self Portrait, Bertel Thorvaldsen (1770-1844)
Portrait of a Young Man, Giorgione (Giorgio da Castelfranco copia da) (1478 circa-1510)
Seascape, Paul Bril (1554-1626)
Male portrait, Hans Muelich (1516-1573)
Portrait of Alessandro Negroni Prati Morosini, Francesco Hayez (1791-1882)
Apse of San Satiro and View of the Duomo, NA
Portrait of Peter Leopold of Habsburg-Lorraine (later Leopold II), Anton Raphael Mengs (1728-1779)
Jael and Sisera, Giuseppe Vermiglio (1585-1635)
Display case with the hair of Lucrezia Borgia, Alfredo Ravasco
The Holy Family with Saint John the Baptist, Ubertini Francesco detto Bachiacca (1494-1557)
Portrait of a Pilgrim, Monogrammista HL (XVI secolo)
The Arco della Pace in Milan, Giovanni Migliara (1785-1837)
The Assumption of the Virgin, Giovanni Agostino da Lodi (1467-1524 circa)
The Placing of Christ in the Sepulchre, Tiziano Vecellio (1480-1576)
Portrait of Giuseppina Negroni Prati Morosini, NA
The Kiss, Francesco Hayez (1791-1882)
Ceremonial saddle and stirrups. Detail of the wooden horse of Troy, Arte armaiola milanese
Latin astrolabe, Anonymous
The Madonna and Child with Saint Peter and Saint Jerome, Cesare Magni (1511-1534)
A Soul in Purgatory, NA
Noctes Atticae, Aulo Gellio
Diana the Huntress, Joachim Friess (XVI-XVII secolo)
Codice Atlantico (Codex Atlanticus), f. 1 recto, NA
Atlantic Codex (Codex Atlanticus), f. 12 recto, NA
Winter Landscape with Skaters, Hendrick Avercamp (1585-1634)
Atlantic Codex (Codex Atlanticus), f. 26 verso, NA
The Rest on the Flight into Egypt, Jacopo da Ponte detto il Bassano (1510-1592)
The Holy Family, Carlo Francesco Nuvolone (1609-1661)
llias picta, NA
Portico in Ruins, Giovanni Migliara (1785-1837)
Atlantic Codex (Codex Atlanticus), f. 909 verso, Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519)
Self Portrait, Antonio Canova (1757-1822)
Mouse with Roses, NA
Atlantic Codex (Codex Atlanticus), f. 845 recto, NA
Octagonal casket, Bottega degli Embriachi (XIV-XV secolo)
Moses and the Brazen Serpent, Cesare Ligari (1716-1770)
Vase of Flowers with Jewel, Coins and Shells, Jan Brueghel il Vecchio “Dei Velluti” (1568-1625)
Armillary sphere, NA
Atlantic Codex (Codex Atlanticus), f. 145 recto, NA
Susanna at her Bath, Carlo Francesco Nuvolone (1609-1661)
Libro d’Ore Borromeo, Cristoforo de Predis (1440-1486)
Atlantic Codex (Codex Atlanticus), f. 663 recto, NA
Pietà (copy from Michelangelo), NA
Clock with astrolabe, Sconosciuto
The Martyrdom of Saint Sebastian, Antonio Badile (1518-1560)
Allegorical Female Figure, Giovanni Serodine (1600-1631)
Atlantic Codex (Codex Atlanticus), f. 719 recto, NA
Original Sin, Jan II Brueghel il Giovane (1601-1678)
The Blessed Soul, Anonimo lombardo (XVII secolo)
The Wedding of Peleus and Thetis, Ambito di Francesco Albani (1578-1660)
Still Life with Musical Instruments, Evaristo Baschenis (1617-1677)
Atlantic Codex (Codex Atlanticus), f. 455 recto, NA
Portrait of Napoleon King of Italy, Andrea Appiani (1754-1817)
Atlantic Codex (Codex Atlanticus) f. 851 recto, NA
Portrait of Paolo Morigia, Fede Galizia (1578-1630)
Atlantic Codex (Codex Atlanticus), f. 21 recto, NA
Washerwomen at the Canal, Emilio Gola (1851-1923)
The Madonna Enthroned with Saint Ambrose and Saint Michael, Bartolomeo Suardi detto il Bramantino (1465-1530)
Atlantic Codex (Codex Atlanticus), f. 272 verso, NA
Cup with Turbo marmoratus shell, Christoph Lencker (1556 circa-1613)
The Madonna and Child with Saint John the Evangelist and Saint John the Baptist, Marco d’Oggiono (1470-1525)
The Dormition of the Virgin, Anonimo ferrarese (XV secolo)
Atlantic Codex (Codex Atlanticus) f. 199 verso, NA
Lesenes and trophies, Agostino Busti detto il Bambaia (1483-1548)
The Adoration of the Magi, Maestro del Santo Sangue (XVI secolo)
Still Life with Fruit, Isaac Soreau (1604-1638)
Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden, Jan II Brueghel il Giovane (1601-1678)
Still Life with Fruit, Isaac Soreau (1604-1638)
The Martyrdom of Saint Peter of Verona, Alessandro Bonvicino detto Moretto (1490-1554)
Plato, Giovanni Antonio Piatti (1447-1480)
Basket of fruit, Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio (1571-1610)
Codice Atlantico (Codex Atlanticus), f. 104 recto, NA
Landscape with Saint John the Baptist, Paul Bril (1554-1626)
Atlantic Codex (Codex Atlanticus), f. 117 recto, NA
The Virgin of the Rocks, Andrea Bianchi detto il Vespino (attivo 1612-1640)
Atlantic Codex (Codex Atlanticus), f. 858 recto, NA
Atlantic Codex (Codex Atlanticus), f. 5 recto, NA
Portrait of Bernardino da Lesmo, Bartolomeo Veneto (1502-1530)
Atlantic Codex (Codex Atlanticus), f. 29 recto, NA
Atlantic Codex (Codex Atlanticus), f. 3 recto, NA
The Ambrosian Virgil of Francesco Petrarca, NA
De divina proportione, Luca Pacioli (1445 circa – 1517)
The Damned Soul, Anonimo lombardo (XVII secolo)
The Madonna of the Pavilion, Sandro Botticelli (Alessandro di Mariano Filipepi detto) (1444 o 1445-1510)
The Triumph of David, Lucas Hugenszoon detto Luca di Leida (1494-1533)
Portrait of Giovanni Battista Morosini, NA
Naturalis Historia, Plinio il Vecchio (23-79 dC)
The Holy Family with Sain John, Tobias and the Archangel Raphael, Bonifacio Veronese (1487-1553)
Christ Crowned with Thorns, Bernardino Luini (1480-1532)
Atlantic Codex (Codex Atlanticus), f. 873 recto, NA
Portrait of Manfredo Settala, Daniele Crespi (1600-1630) attribuito a
Flowers and Roses, Gaetano Previati (1852-1920)
Portrait of a Lady, Giovanni Ambrogio De Predis (1455-1508)
Christ on the Way to Calvary, Giovanni Busi detto Cariani (1480-1547)
Orrery, Sconosciuto
Mercury and Argus, Anonimo genovese (XVII secolo)
Atlantic Codex (Codex Atlanticus), f. 116 recto, NA
Crib, Federico Barocci o Baroccio detto il Fiori (1535-1612) (replica di)
Adoration of the Magi, Tiziano Vecellio (1480-1576)
The Adoration with Saint Roch, Gian Pietro Rizzoli detto Giampietrino (1508-1549)
The Madonna and Child with a Worshipper, Bernardino Betti detto il Pinturicchio (1454-1513)
Portrait of a Gentleman (Michel de l’Hospital), Giovan Battista Moroni (1520-1578)
Portrait of Emilia Morosini Zeltner, NA
Atlantic Codex (Codex Atlanticus), f. 4 recto, NA
Figured casket, Scultore lombardo
The Adoration of the Magi, Andrea Schiavone (1510-1563)
Atlantic Codex (Codex Atlanticus), f. 49 recto, NA
Atlantic Codex (Codex Atlanticus) f. 710 recto, NA
The Presentation of Christ in the Temple, Pietro Antonio Magatti (1691-1767)
The Magdalen and the Angel, Giulio Cesare Procaccini (1574-1625)
Portrait of Saint Charles Borromeo, Giovanni Ambrogio Figino (1548-1608)
Atlantic Codex (Codex Atlanticus), f. 1006 verso, NA
Atlantic Codex (Codex Atlanticus), f. 139 recto, NA
Atlantic Codex (Codex Atlanticus), f. 844 recto, NA
Saint Michael the Archangel, Giulio Cesare Procaccini (1574-1625)