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.

Octagonal casket
Bottega degli Embriachi (XIV-XV secolo)
1370/80-1433
Bone, Ebony, Ivory
40 x 32 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

August 2020: guided tours to the Statue of Saint Charles in Arona

Colosso San Carlo

August 2020: Guided tours to the Statue of Saint Charles

Throughout August, every Sunday, you can visit the Statue of San Carlo with a licensed tourist guide.

03/08/2020
NEWS
PINACOTECA: <BR> OPENING HOURS FROM AUGUST 4

Pinacoteca

PINACOTECA: OPENING HOURS FROM AUGUST 4

Opening hours and access rules from August 4

28/07/2020
NEWS
SEPTEMBER 2020: <br>READING ROOM OPENING HOURS

Biblioteca

SEPTEMBER 2020: READING ROOM OPENING HOURS

Opening hours and access rules for the month of September

28/07/2020
NEWS
THE COPPOLA DONATION: A PAINTING BY MASSIMO D’AZEGLIO ENHANCES THE AMBROSIANA COLLECTIONS

Ambrosiana

THE COPPOLA DONATION: A PAINTING BY MASSIMO D'AZEGLIO ENHANCES THE AMBROSIANA COLLECTIONS

The work, a Landscape with a lake by Massimo d'Azeglio, is currently displayed in Room 19.

10/06/2020
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AUTOGRAPH WRITINGS BY FAMOUS WOMEN FROM THE AMBROSIANA COLLECTIONS

Ambrosiana

AUTOGRAPH WRITINGS BY FAMOUS WOMEN FROM THE AMBROSIANA COLLECTIONS

The exhibition shows a series of autograph documents of prominent women kept in the Ambrosiana.

30/05/2020-06/09/2020
Exhibition
ANATOMY FROM THE MIDDLE AGES TO LEONARDO DA VINCI

Ambrosiana

ANATOMY FROM THE MIDDLE AGES TO LEONARDO DA VINCI

The exhibition presents a selection of volumes that trace the history of medical studies from the beginning of the millennium to the time when Leonardo da Vinci was active, together with seven sheets of the Atlantic Code of anatomical subject.

30/05/2020-06/09/2020
Exhibition

ONLINE COLLECTION

(158 online artworks)

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