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 Assumption of the Virgin
Giovanni Agostino da Lodi (1467-1524 circa)
1500-1510
tempera on panel
195 x 100 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 PROJECT “CODEX ATLANTICUS” WINS THE WEBBY AWARD

Ambrosiana

IL PROGETTO CODEX ATLANTICUS SI AGGIUDICA IL WEBBY AWARD

Il progetto "Codex Atlanticus" è stato premiato nella categoria "Data Visualization".

29/05/2020
NEWS
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
THE PINACOTECA REOPENS TO THE PUBLIC!

Pinacoteca

THE PINACOTECA REOPENS TO THE PUBLIC!

The rooms of the Pinacoteca Ambrosiana will reopen to the public on Saturday 30 and Sunday 31 May, Monday 1 and Tuesday 2 June 2020 at reduced prices. The crypt of San Sepolcro has been closed until a later date.

21/05/2020
NEWS
THE READING ROOM OF THE LIBRARY REOPENS

Biblioteca

THE READING ROOM OF THE LIBRARY REOPENS

Here access rules and procedures

21/05/2020
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THE STATUE OF SAINT CHARLES IN ARONA REOPENS

Ambrosiana

THE SAN CARLO STATUE IN ARONA OPENS AGAIN

The San Carlo Statue in Arona opens again on May 30 according to a precise calendar...

21/05/2020
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ONLINE COLLECTION

(158 online artworks)

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