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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.

The Madonna and Child with a Worshipper
Bernardino Betti
called il Pinturicchio (1454-1513)
1500-1510
tempera on panel
85 x 66 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

THE MIDDLE AGES IN MANUSCRIPT BOOKS

Pinacoteca

THE MIDDLE AGES IN MANUSCRIPT BOOKS

An itinerary through the treasures of the Biblioteca Ambrosiana curated by Federico Gallo and Stefano Martinelli Tempesta - Pinacoteca, rooms 2 and 3

25/04/2024-23/07/2024
Exhibition
Restoration works for the recovery of the historic balconies of the Biblioteca Ambrosiana

Ambrosiana

Restoration works for the recovery of the historic balconies of the Biblioteca Ambrosiana

Recovery of the functionality of the balconies of the Sala Federiciana, Borromeo and della Rosa through the installation of lifelines

01/03/2024
NEWS
Notice for the users of the Reading Room

Biblioteca

GUIDED TOURS IN ENGLISH

Ambrosiana

GUIDED TOURS IN ENGLISH

Guided tour of the masterpieces of the Pinacoteca, together with professional guides of our official partner AdArtem

01/04/2023-30/06/2024

ONLINE COLLECTION

(158 online artworks)

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