Ambrosiana

ANATOMY FROM THE MIDDLE AGES TO LEONARDO DA VINCI

The anatomy from the Middle Ages to Leonardo da Vinci, curated by Paola Salvi, features a selection of volumes, all part of the very rich catalog of the Ambrosiana Library, which allows you to trace the evolution of the studies in medicine and anatomyfrom the beginning of the millennium to the time when Leonardo da Vinci was active.

From May 30 the Sala Federiciana will host a selection of drawings from the Codex Atlanticus. The first section, consisting of 8 sheets and curated by Paola Salvi, will be dedicated to Leonardo’s anatomy studies. Among these are the famous f. 327 verso, considered a “manifesto” of Leonardo’s scientific method and f. 834 r, focused on the construction of a mechanical wing that incorporates the skeleton of the natural bird wing in the shape and articulation of the segments, in turn studied in other sheets with a comparative criterion with the human limb.
The exhibition is enriched by a series of volumes of anatomical subject coming from the Library’s funds .Particular mention deserves a splendid manuscript which includes, among other texts, Albucasis’ Chirurgia and the Anathomia of the monk Constantine the African, whose translations made known in the West the great works of Arab medicine. It contains about 200 illustrations of surgical instruments, many of which were designed by the author.
In the second section, it will be possible to admire eight drawings of the Atlantic Code dedicated to studies of watch mechanisms: Leonardo was fascinated by the potential of watchmaking mechanisms, not only to understand their functioning, but also to adapt their automatic gears to other mechanical devices. Among the selected designs, the famous f. 1111 v, where Leonardo reproduces the clock mechanisms of the Chiaravalle Abbey.

WHAT’S ON

SUMMER 2020:<br>GROUP RESERVATIONS

Pinacoteca

SUMMER 2020: GROUP RESERVATIONS

Summer 2020 booking procedures and opening hours for groups

30/06/2020
NEWS
SUMMER AT THE PINACOTECA AMBROSIANA

Pinacoteca

SUMMER AT THE PINACOTECA AMBROSIANA

JULY-AUGUST 2020: New opening hours for summer 2020

30/06/2020
NEWS
JULY-AUGUST 2020: READING ROOM OPENING HOURS

Biblioteca

JULY-AUGUST 2020: READING ROOM OPENING HOURS

Access rules and opening hours until August 31.

26/06/2020
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
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

ONLINE COLLECTION

(158 online artworks)

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