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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18/03/2020
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ONLINE COLLECTION

(158 online artworks)

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