Ambrosiana

The Placing of Christ in the Sepulchre
Tiziano Vecellio (1480-1576)
1550-1599 circa
oil on canvas
180 × 208 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 closures/openings for festivities:
Closed on December 25, January 1, Easter Day
Open on Wednesday, December 7, 2022

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 closures/openings for festivities:
Closed on December 25, January 1, Easter Day
Open on Wednesday, December 7, 2022

WHAT’S ON

LIBRARY READING ROOM: SUMMER CLOSURE

Biblioteca

LIBRARY READING ROOM: SUMMER CLOSURE

The reading room will be closed for the summer break from July 25, to August 31, 2022 included. It will reopen on September 1st, Monday to Friday from 9.00 to 16.50

16/07/2022
NEWS
HIDDEN AMBROSIANA. CURIOSITIES FROM THE COLLECTION

Pinacoteca

HIDDEN AMBROSIANA. CURIOSITIES FROM THE COLLECTION

Rooms 2 and 3, the exhibition is the first of a series dedicated to showing us what is not normally exhibited, for a wider enhancement of the Institution's assets.

07/07/2022-06/09/2022
Exhibition
NEW PINACOTECA OPENING HOURS FROM JULY 1

Pinacoteca

NEW PINACOTECA OPENING HOURS FROM JULY 1

From July 1: Monday to Sunday 10.00-18.00, Closed on Wednesday

09/06/2022
NEWS

ONLINE COLLECTION

(158 online artworks)

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