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

NEW PINACOTECA OPENING HOURS FROM JULY 1

Pinacoteca

NEW PINACOTECA OPENING HOURS FROM JULY 1

From July 1: Monday to Sunday 10.00-18.00, Closed Wednesday | Thursday 10.00-22.00 (until 14.07.2022) |

09/06/2022
NEWS
The Ambrosiana enters into the web3 with the project The Visi

Ambrosiana

The Ambrosiana enters into the web3 with the project The Visi

On the occasion of the 570th year of Leonardo da Vinci's birth, The Visi was born on the ethereum blockchain. The collection (pfp) is the result of a long study and dialogue with collectors, artists and art experts.

15/04/2022
NEWS
LIBRARY OPENING HOURS FROM APRIL 26

Biblioteca

LIBRARY OPENING HOURS FROM APRIL 26

From April 26, open Monday to Friday, 9.00 to 17.00. Reservation required.

07/04/2022
NEWS
MATTIOLI/CARAVAGGIO. THE LIGHTFUL FRUIT

Pinacoteca

MATTIOLI/CARAVAGGIO. THE LIGHTFUL FRUIT

The exhibition features twenty oil works by Carlo Mattioli, one of the Italian masters of twentieth century art, which interact with Caravaggio's Basket of Fruit

07/05/2022-03/07/2022
Exhibition

ONLINE COLLECTION

(158 online artworks)

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