Ambrosiana

Leonardo da Vinci:
Studies and drawings of the French period from the Codex Atlanticus

On show until September 15, 2019, the exhibition deals with the Master’s last years of activity, through a selection of 23 drawings from the Codex Atlanticus, dating from Leonardo’s French stay, at the court of Francis I

The exhibition, curated by Pietro C. Marani, is part of the cycle of four exhibitions, programmed by the College of Fellows of the Biblioteca Ambrosiana and curated by the leading experts of the Tuscan genius, under the patronage of the National Committee and the Territorial Committee for the celebrations of the 5th centenary since the death of Leonardo da Vinci.
“Leonardo in France – states Pietro C. Marani – focuses on the architectural and hydraulic drawings Leonardo made in France between 1516 and 1518, all traditionally related to the projects of the King of France Francis I for a new royal residence to be built in Romorantin. Here the old castle, inhabited by the king’s mother, Luisa di Savoia, had already been renovated and restored in previous years, but the new royal residence developed in a monumental and urbanistic sense, and Leonardo, in his drawings , seems to be oriented towards the project of two twin palaces, one for the king, the other for the queen Claude of France, surrounded by canals and pavilions. Perhaps Leonardo’s drawings were not used eventually, but the castle of Chambord, built starting from 1519, seems to convey some of Leonardo’s ideas for Romorantin”.
The exhibition is accompanied by a catalogue curated by Pietro C. Marani, which will also include a list of all the other French sheets of the Codex Atlanticus, mostly dedicated to studies of geometry, lunulae and curvilinear stars, with a new study on the types of papers and watermarks.

<p>CA f. 482 r: Studies of lunulae and a note in French, 1517-18; detail</p>

CA f. 482 r: Studies of lunulae and a note in French, 1517-18; detail

The celebrations for the Leonardian year at the Biblioteca Ambrosiana will end with the exhibition Leonardo and its legacy: the artists and techniques, curated by Benedetta Spadaccini, from September 17th 2019 to January 12th 2020, dedicated to the drawings made by Leonardo and the artists of his circle.
Fondazione Fiera Milano is the official partner of the Ambrosiana Library and will actively collaborate in both the cycle of initiatives dedicated to Leonardo’s celebrations and the enhancement of Raffaello Sanzio’s preparatory Cartoon for the fresco of the School of Athens in the Vatican.

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ONLINE COLLECTION

(158 online artworks)

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