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.

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

GRANPARENTS’ DAY

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GRANDPARENTS' DAY

On Sunday October 2 free admission for all grandparents with their grandchildren

27/09/2022
NEWS
MANUSCRIPTS ILLUMINATED IN ITALY FROM THE AMBROSIANA COLLECTIONS<BR> The 14th century

Pinacoteca

MANUSCRIPTS ILLUMINATED IN ITALY FROM THE AMBROSIANA COLLECTIONS
The 14th century

The exhibition presents a selection of manuscripts decorated in the fourteenth century in Italy from the collections of the Ambrosiana Library.

08/09/2022-15/11/2022
Exhibition
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.

16/09/2022-10/01/2023
Exhibition

ONLINE COLLECTION

(158 online artworks)

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