Ambrosiana

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A section devoted to the Ambrosiana’s immense and varied patrimony: here you can search the unique catalogue of the Library or of drawings, view the masterpieces in the Gallery and learn about the most recent restoration of works in the Library and Gallery.

Christ on the Way to Calvary
Giovanni Busi detto Cariani (1480-1547)
1530-1540 circa
oil on canvas
63 x 87 cm
(detail)

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A section devoted to the Ambrosiana’s immense and varied patrimony: here you can search the unique catalogue of the Library or of drawings, view the masterpieces in the Gallery and learn about the most recent restoration of works in the Library and Gallery.

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COLLECTIONS

Admire the Ambrosiana collections: more than 150 works online with exclusive images.

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COLLEZIONI
CAPOLAVORI

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MASTERPIECES

Discover the masterpieces in the Ambrosiana’s Art Gallery.

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CODEX ATLANTICUS

The largest collection of Leonardo da Vinci’s writings and drawings.

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CODICE ATLANTICO
CATALOGO BIBLIOTECA

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LIBRARY CATALOGUE

Search the unified catalogue of the manuscripts and book collections in the Ambrosiana (now being completed: for specific research it is necessary, scholars should complete the search by consulting the paper catalogue on the premises)

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THE DIGITAL LIBRARY

After over four hundred years of history Veneranda Biblioteca Ambrosiana is continuing its opening up to the world trajectory, structuring its original mission in the digital sphere too thanks to the digitalisation of some of its manuscript collections and the adoption of advanced technologies, in order to allow the widest free use of its digital contents.
In collaboration with: Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore di Milano, University of Notre Dame (IN, USA).

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CATALOGUE OF DRAWINGS

Consult the inventory-catalogue of drawings in the Ambrosiana Library, currently being completed in conjunction with the University of Notre Dame, USA

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IMAGE REQUESTS

Applications concerning manuscripts and printed books, archive materials, engravings and drawings, including Leonardo’s Codex Atlanticus, and the works in the Art Gallery, statues, paintings and materials identified with an inventory number, should be forwarded through the dedicated form.

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VIRTUAL TOUR

Immerse yourself in the Sala Federiciana, the Aula Leonardi and the courtyard (Cortile degli Spiriti Magni) with Google Street View!

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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
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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)

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