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.

WHAT’S ON

AMBROSIANA CLOSED TO THE PUBLIC FROM DECEMBER 4 TO 7 INCLUDED

Ambrosiana

AMBROSIANA CLOSED TO THE PUBLIC FROM DECEMBER 4 TO 7 INCLUDED

We inform the kind visitors of the Pinacoteca and scholars attending the Library's reading room that the Ambrosiana will be closed to the public from December 4 to 7 included.

13/11/2019
NEWS
I nodi della memoria. Concezioni e pratiche della memoria nel periodo borromaico

Accademia

I nodi della memoria. Concezioni e pratiche della memoria nel periodo borromaico

The lectures will be grouped into three "knots":"Memory and Christianity, from Augustine to the Modern Age", "Memory in performative and missionary practices" and "Practices of Memory and Mission: from Europe to the Overseas Worlds".

27/11/2019-28/11/2019
DIES ACCADEMICI
The new Digital Library of the Veneranda Biblioteca Ambrosiana

Biblioteca

The new Digital Library of the Veneranda Biblioteca Ambrosiana

The new Ambrosiana Digital Library was created with the aim of enhancing the main funds (inf., Sup., S.P. and Trotti) through digitization and public and free dissemination via the Internet.

07/11/2019-07/11/2019
Presentation
DANTE AND EUROPE IN THE NINETEENTH CENTURY

Biblioteca

DANTE AND EUROPE IN THE NINETEENTH CENTURY

The series of lectures Dante and Europe in the nineteenth century investigates the fortune of the Poet among leading figures of nineteenth-century European culture.

28/03/2019-21/11/2019
CONFERENCE

ONLINE COLLECTION

(157 online artworks)

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