Ambrosiana

Crocifissione (dettaglio) dal Ms E 18 inf., Messale Ambrosiano miniato da Salomone de’Grassi e collaboratori
Fine sec. XIV

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

The exhibition, set up in the displaycases of rooms 2 and 3 of the Pinacoteca from September 8 to November 15, 2022, presents a selection of manuscripts decorated in the fourteenth century in Italy from the collections of the Ambrosiana Library, some of which attributed to renowned illuminators, such as the Bolognese Niccolò di Giacomo and the Lombard Anovelo da Imbonate.

The exhibition was born following the publication of the volume by Milvia Bollati and Marco Petoletti, Manoscritti miniati in Italia della Biblioteca Ambrosiana (fondo inferior) (Italian illuminated manuscripts of the Ambrosiana Library).

Among the manuscripts bearing works of Latin classics are the Tragedies of Seneca (C 96 inf.) illuminated by Niccolò di Giacomo da Bologna around 1385 with scenes showing the contents of the Tragedies, and the extraordinary Solinus (C 246 inf.), a unique volume in the panorama of the transmission of this compendium of mirabilia for the exceptional complexity and quality of its iconographic apparatus, with the representation of the monsters described by Solinus.
The ms. E 24 inf. contains the Encyclopaedia by Pliny the Elder and is signed by another illuminator, Pietro da Pavia, an Augustinian friar. The artist portrays himself at work in the capital letter of book XXXV, dedicated to ancient art, and dates his enterprise to 1389.

The series of fourteenth-century liturgical manuscripts is also prestigious: among the volumes on show there are, for example, the Missal of Roberto Visconti, archpriest of the Milan Cathedral. In his will of 1327 (C 170 inf.) he recalled among his assets this volume, which at the time was still being copied by Giovanni da Legnano. Another precious Ambrosian Missal (E 18 inf.), was instead illuminated by Salomone de ‘Grassi and collaborators at the end of the fourteenth century. Finally, there is also a Roman missal (G 300 inf.), probably made for an Augustinian community and decorated by Anovelo da Imbonate. Of the same author, only two other illuminated volumes for the cathedral of S. Tecla are known at the present stage of research. A special mention deserves the liber capituli of the Lombard Cistercian monastery of Morimondo, Martyrology and Rule of s. Benedict (H 186 inf.). It dates back to the mid-fourteenth century and is important also for the obituary additions to the martyrology, reporting the death of the main abbots.

Finally, there are masucripts which, although lacking an iconic decoration, feature a system of gold and ink filigrees of exceptional visual impact and great refinement: the important collection of music treatises, from Guido Aretino to Marchetto Padovano (D 5 inf .), perhaps destined for the Angevin court of Naples, and Boethius, De consolatione philosophiae (D 40 inf.), copied and illuminated in northern Italy in 1400 and later owned by Tommaso Tebaldi of Bologna, an important of fifteenth century Milan.

The exhibition is designed to let visitors appreciate the beauty of these treasures and discover that “mine of stories” that is hidden in every medieval manuscript.
The exhibition is dedicated to the memory of Renata Cipriani, a distinguished scholar of art history, who has devoted careful attention to the almost complete examination of the Latin codices of the Ambrosiana with a keen eye on decoration.

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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)

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