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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 Annunciation
Gerolamo Mazzola Bedoli (1500-1569)
1535-1539
oil on canvas
208 x 144 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

AMBROSIANA CLOSED TO THE PUBLIC FROM DECEMBER 4 TO 7 INCLUDED

Ambrosiana

AMBROSIANA CLOSED TO THE PUBLIC FROM DECEMBER 4 TO 7 INCLUDED

We inform the kind visitors of the Pinacoteca and scholars attending the Library's reading room that the Ambrosiana will be closed to the public from December 4 to 7 included.

13/11/2019
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The new Digital Library of the Veneranda Biblioteca Ambrosiana

Biblioteca

The new Digital Library of the Veneranda Biblioteca Ambrosiana

The new Ambrosiana Digital Library was created with the aim of enhancing the main funds (inf., Sup., S.P. and Trotti) through digitization and public and free dissemination via the Internet.

07/11/2019-07/11/2019
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ONLINE COLLECTION

(157 online artworks)

Atlantic Codex (Codex Atlanticus), f. 858 recto, Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519)
The Ambrosian Virgil of Francesco Petrarca, NA
Kids and Lambs, Francesco Londonio (1723-1783)
Orrery, Sconosciuto
Self Portrait, Antonio Canova (1757-1822)
The Triumph of David, Lucas Hugenszoon detto Luca di Leida (1494-1533)
Atlantic Codex (Codex Atlanticus), f. 117 recto, Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519)
Atlantic Codex (Codex Atlanticus), f. 12 recto, Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519)
Atlantic Codex (Codex Atlanticus), f. 145 recto, Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519)
Naturalis Historia, Plinio il Vecchio (23-79 dC)
Display case with the hair of Lucrezia Borgia, Alfredo Ravasco
Portrait of a Lady, Giovanni Ambrogio De Predis (1455-1508)
Locked out of school, Emilio Longoni (1859-1932)
Atlantic Codex (Codex Atlanticus) f. 199 verso, Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519)
The Annunciation, Gerolamo Mazzola Bedoli (1500-1569)
Atlantic Codex (Codex Atlanticus), f. 29 recto, Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519)
The School of Athens, Raffaello Sanzio (1483-1520)
Portrait of Giuseppina Negroni Prati Morosini, Francesco Hayez (1791-1882)
The Martyrdom of Saint Peter of Verona, Alessandro Bonvicino detto Moretto (1490-1554)
Moses and the Brazen Serpent, Cesare Ligari (1716-1770)
Still Life with Fruit, Isaac Soreau (1604-1638)
Plato, Giovanni Antonio Piatti (1447-1480)
Christ Crowned with Thorns, Bernardino Luini (1480-1532)
Nautilus shell, Sconosciuto
Portrait of Alessandro Negroni Prati Morosini, Francesco Hayez (1791-1882)
Flowers in a Vase, Jan Brueghel il Vecchio “Dei Velluti” (1568-1625)
Atlantic Codex (Codex Atlanticus) f. 851 recto, Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519)
Mary Magdalene Penitent, Guido Reni (1575-1642)
The Assumption of the Virgin, Giovanni Agostino da Lodi (1467-1524 circa)
Horse’s head (Copy from the equestrian monument to Marcus Aurelius on the Capitol in Rome), NA
The Martyrdom of Saint Sebastian, Antonio Badile (1518-1560)
Seascape, Paul Bril (1554-1626)
Latin astrolabe, Anonymous
Original Sin, Jan II Brueghel il Giovane (1601-1678)
The Adoration of the Magi, Pier Francesco Mazzucchelli detto il Morazzone (1571-1626)
Dantesque window, Giuseppe Bertini (1825-1898)
Landscape with Saint John the Baptist, Paul Bril (1554-1626)
The Madonna and Child with Saint John the Evangelist and Saint John the Baptist, Marco d’Oggiono (1470-1525)
Portrait of Saint Charles Borromeo, Giovanni Ambrogio Figino (1548-1608)
Atlantic Codex (Codex Atlanticus), f. 812 recto, Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519)
Portrait of a Young Girl with a Dove, Natale Schiavoni (1777-1858)
Atlantic Codex (Codex Atlanticus), f. 307 verso, Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519)
Christ on the Way to Calvary, Giovanni Busi detto Cariani (1480-1547)
Codice Atlantico (Codex Atlanticus), f. 104 recto, Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519)
Vase of Flowers with Jewel, Coins and Shells, Jan Brueghel il Vecchio “Dei Velluti” (1568-1625)
Allegorical Female Figure, Giovanni Serodine (1600-1631)
Still Life with Fruit, Isaac Soreau (1604-1638)
Sacra Conversazione, Ambrogio da Fossano detto il Bergognone (1453-1523)
Portrait of Bernardino da Lesmo, Bartolomeo Veneto (1502-1530)
Atlantic Codex (Codex Atlanticus), f. 272 verso, Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519)
View of the Interior of the Duomo, Giovanni Migliara (1785-1837)
Portrait of a Young Man, Giorgione (Giorgio da Castelfranco copia da) (1478 circa-1510)
Atlantic Codex (Codex Atlanticus), f. 1069 recto, Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519)
Atlantic Codex (Codex Atlanticus), f. 1058 verso, Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519)
The Adoration with Saint Roch, Gian Pietro Rizzoli detto Giampietrino (1508-1549)
Atlantic Codex (Codex Atlanticus), f. 3 recto, Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519)
The Holy Family with Sain John, Tobias and the Archangel Raphael, Bonifacio Veronese (1487-1553)
The Madonna and Child with Saint Peter and Saint Jerome, Cesare Magni (1511-1534)
Portrait of a Gentleman (Michel de l’Hospital), Giovan Battista Moroni (1520-1578)
The Magdalen and the Angel, Giulio Cesare Procaccini (1574-1625)
Jael and Sisera, Giuseppe Vermiglio (1585-1635)
The Madonna Nursing the Child by the Fountain, Bernaert van Orley (1488-1541)
Atlantic Codex (Codex Atlanticus), f. 49 recto, Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519)
The Adoration of the Magi, Maestro del Santo Sangue (XVI secolo)
Atlantic Codex (Codex Atlanticus) f. 710 recto, Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519)
De divina proportione, Luca Pacioli (1445 circa – 1517)
Octagonal casket, Bottega degli Embriachi (XIV-XV secolo)
The Wedding of Peleus and Thetis, Ambito di Francesco Albani (1578-1660)
Allegory of Water, Jan Brueghel il Vecchio “Dei Velluti” (1568-1625)
The Placing of Christ in the Sepulchre, Tiziano Vecellio (1480-1576)
Saint Michael the Archangel, Giulio Cesare Procaccini (1574-1625)
The Adoration of the Magi, Andrea Schiavone (1510-1563)
The Holy Family, Carlo Francesco Nuvolone (1608-1662)
Apse of San Satiro and View of the Duomo, Giovanni Migliara (1785-1837)
The Presentation of Christ in the Temple, Giandomenico Tiepolo (1727-1804)
Still Life with Musical Instruments, Evaristo Baschenis (1617-1677)
Portrait of a Young Man, Vittore Ghislandi detto Frà Galgario (1655-1743)
The Rest on the Flight into Egypt, Jacopo da Ponte detto il Bassano (1510-1592)
Basket of fruit, Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio (1571-1610)
Atlantic Codex (Codex Atlanticus), f. 1006 verso, Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519)
Atlantic Codex (Codex Atlanticus), f. 455 recto, Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519)
Mercury and Argus, Anonimo genovese (XVII secolo)
Atlantic Codex (Codex Atlanticus), f. 663 recto, Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519)
Crib, Federico Barocci o Baroccio detto il Fiori (1535-1612) (replica di)
Allegory of Fire, Jan Brueghel il Vecchio “Dei Velluti” (1568-1625)
Lesenes and trophies, Agostino Busti detto il Bambaia (1483-1548)
A Soul in Purgatory, Anonimo lombardo (XVII secolo)
Judith and Holofernes, Giuseppe Vermiglio (1585-1635)
The infant Jesus with a Lamb, Bernardino Luini (1480-1532)
Saint John the Baptist, Gian Giacomo Caprotti
Atlantic Codex (Codex Atlanticus), f. 860 recto, Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519)
Mary Magdalene, Tiziano Vecellio (1480-1576)
Libro d’Ore Borromeo, Cristoforo de Predis (1440-1486)
Burse, Artista dell’Italia centrale
Portrait of Giovanni Battista Morosini, Francesco Hayez (1791-1882)
Portrait of Emilia Morosini Zeltner, Francesco Hayez (1791-1882)
Mouse with Roses, Jan Brueghel il Vecchio “Dei Velluti” (1568-1625)
Figured casket, Scultore lombardo
Atlantic Codex (Codex Atlanticus), f. 844 recto, Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519)
Atlantic Codex (Codex Atlanticus), f. 26 verso, Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519)
Atlantic Codex (Codex Atlanticus), f. 5 recto, Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519)
Atlantic Codex (Codex Atlanticus), f. 139 recto, Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519)
Atlantic Codex (Codex Atlanticus), f. 21 recto, Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519)
Ceremonial saddle and stirrups. Detail of the wooden horse of Troy, Arte armaiola milanese
Atlantic Codex (Codex Atlanticus), f. 909 verso, Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519)
Self Portrait, Bertel Thorvaldsen (1770-1844)
Washerwomen at the Canal, Emilio Gola (1851-1923)
Noctes Atticae, Aulo Gellio
The Dormition of the Virgin, Anonimo ferrarese (XV secolo)
The Last Supper, Andrea Bianchi detto il Vespino (attivo 1612-1640)
Portico in Ruins, Giovanni Migliara (1785-1837)
Napoleon Bonaparte’s gloves, NA
Atlantic Codex (Codex Atlanticus), f. 719 recto, Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519)
The Blessed Soul, Anonimo lombardo (XVII secolo)
Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden, Jan II Brueghel il Giovane (1601-1678)
Atlantic Codex (Codex Atlanticus), f. 845 recto, Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519)
Winter Landscape with Skaters, Hendrick Avercamp (1585-1634)
Atlantic Codex (Codex Atlanticus), f. 33 recto, Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519)
Adoration of the Magi, Tiziano Vecellio (1480-1576)
Atlantic Codex (Codex Atlanticus), f. 72 recto, Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519)
Diana the Huntress, Joachim Friess (XVI-XVII secolo)
Flowers and Roses, Gaetano Previati (1852-1920)
Male portrait, Hans Muelich (1516-1573)
Susanna at her Bath, Carlo Francesco Nuvolone (1608-1662)
The Madonna of the Pavilion, Sandro Botticelli (Alessandro di Mariano Filipepi detto) (1444 o 1445-1510)
The Madonna Enthroned with Saint Ambrose and Saint Michael, Bartolomeo Suardi detto il Bramantino (1465-1530)
Two daggers with sheaths (eared sfondagiaco daggers), Armorari milanesi
The Presentation of Christ in the Temple, Pietro Antonio Magatti (1691-1767)
Cup with Turbo marmoratus shell, Christoph Lencker (1556 circa-1613)
Portrait of a Pilgrim, Monogrammista HL (XVI secolo)
Pietà (copy from Michelangelo), Leone Leoni
Portrait of Napoleon King of Italy, Andrea Appiani (1754-1817)
Maternity, Mosè Bianchi (1840-1904)
Head of Christ the Redeemer, Gian Giacomo Caprotti detto Salai (1480-1524)
Atlantic Codex (Codex Atlanticus), f. 71 recto, Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519)
Atlantic Codex (Codex Atlanticus), f. 116 recto, Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519)
llias picta, NA
Atlantic Codex (Codex Atlanticus), f. 873 recto, Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519)
Armillary sphere, Giannello Torriani
Atlantic Codex (Codex Atlanticus), f. 149 recto, Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519)
The Holy Family with Saint John the Baptist, Ubertini Francesco detto Bachiacca (1494-1557)
Atlantic Codex (Codex Atlanticus), f. 4 recto, Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519)
Man in Armour, Tiziano Vecellio (1480-1576)
Portrait of Peter Leopold of Habsburg-Lorraine (later Leopold II), Anton Raphael Mengs (1728-1779)
Codice Atlantico (Codex Atlanticus), f. 1 recto, Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519)
Portrait of a Musician, Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519)
The Holy Family with Saints Anne and John, Bernardino Luini (1480-1532)
The Damned Soul, Anonimo lombardo (XVII secolo)
Portrait of Manfredo Settala, Daniele Crespi (1600-1630) attribuito a
The Adoration, Bartolomeo Suardi detto il Bramantino (1465-1530)
The Madonna and Child with a Worshipper, Bernardino Betti detto il Pinturicchio (1454-1513)
The Virgin of the Rocks, Andrea Bianchi detto il Vespino (attivo 1612-1640)
The Arco della Pace in Milan, Giovanni Migliara (1785-1837)
Portrait of Paolo Morigia, Fede Galizia (1578-1630)
Christ Resurrected, Marco Basaiti (1470-1530)
Laocoon (copy of the Vatican original), Leone Leoni
Clock with astrolabe, Sconosciuto