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

CONCERTO SERALE IN SALA FEDERICIANA E VISITA ALLA MOSTRA DEI PRESEPI

Ambrosiana

CONCERTO SERALE IN SALA FEDERICIANA E VISITA ALLA MOSTRA DEI PRESEPI

Il 17 dicembre alle 18,30 esclusivo concerto IN Sala Federiciana, seguito da una visita guidata alla mostra "Presepi all'Ambrosiana"

17/12/2022-17/12/2022
CRÈCHES AT THE AMBROSIANA<BR>FROM THE COLLECTIONS OF THE MUSEO DEL PRESEPIO OF DALMINE

Pinacoteca

CRÈCHES AT THE AMBROSIANA
FROM THE COLLECTIONS OF THE MUSEO DEL PRESEPIO OF DALMINE

From December 1st until the end of January, the Pinacoteca Ambrosiana hosts a widespread exhibition of nativity scenes, coming from the Museo del Presepio of Dalmine

01/12/2022-31/01/2023
Exhibition
READING ROOM: OPENING TIMES DECEMBER 2022

Biblioteca

READING ROOM, OPENING TIMES DECEMBER 2022

Closed for holidays from December 7 to 11 and from December 27, 2022 to January 6, 2023 included

04/11/2022
NEWS
JEWELS OF GIULIO MANFREDI CELEBRATE RAPHAEL <br> SCHOOL OF LIGHT

Ambrosiana

JEWELS OF GIULIO MANFREDI CELEBRATE RAPHAEL
SCHOOL OF LIGHT

An art installation consisting of twenty-one drawings for twenty-one refined jewels, corresponding to twenty-one characters from Raphael's cartoon. Curated by Alberto Rocca and Arnaldo Colasanti.

16/09/2022-31/01/2023

ONLINE COLLECTION

(158 online artworks)

Libro d’Ore Borromeo, Cristoforo de Predis (1440-1486)
The Holy Family with Saints Anne and John, Bernardino Luini (1480-1532)
Portrait of a Lady, Giovanni Ambrogio De Predis (1455-1508)
The Adoration of the Magi, Andrea Schiavone (1510-1563)
Atlantic Codex (Codex Atlanticus), f. 307 verso, NA
Portrait of a Pilgrim, Monogrammista HL (XVI secolo)
Atlantic Codex (Codex Atlanticus), f. 858 recto, NA
Atlantic Codex (Codex Atlanticus), f. 272 verso, NA
Christ on the Way to Calvary, Giovanni Busi detto Cariani (1480-1547)
Head of Christ the Redeemer, Gian Giacomo Caprotti detto Salai (1480-1524)
The Triumph of David, Lucas Hugenszoon detto Luca di Leida (1494-1533)
Atlantic Codex (Codex Atlanticus), f. 909 verso, NA
Judith and Holofernes, Giuseppe Vermiglio (1585-1635)
Atlantic Codex (Codex Atlanticus) f. 199 verso, NA
Clock with astrolabe, Sconosciuto
Portrait of Manfredo Settala, Daniele Crespi (1600-1630) attribuito a
The Presentation of Christ in the Temple, Pietro Antonio Magatti (1691-1767)
Portrait of Giovanni Battista Morosini, NA
Portrait of Peter Leopold of Habsburg-Lorraine (later Leopold II), Anton Raphael Mengs (1728-1779)
Diana the Huntress, Joachim Friess (XVI-XVII secolo)
The Wedding of Peleus and Thetis, Ambito di Francesco Albani (1578-1660)
Orrery, Sconosciuto
The Holy Family with Saint John the Baptist, Ubertini Francesco detto Bachiacca (1494-1557)
Moses and the Brazen Serpent, Cesare Ligari (1716-1770)
The infant Jesus with a Lamb, NA
Portrait of a Musician, NA
Latin astrolabe, Anonymous
Mary Magdalene, NA
The Adoration of the Magi, Pier Francesco Mazzucchelli also known as Morazzone (1571-1626)
Self Portrait, Antonio Canova (1757-1822)
Burse, Artista dell’Italia centrale
Still Life with Fruit, Isaac Soreau (1604-1638)
Allegorical Female Figure, Giovanni Serodine (1600-1631)
Portrait of a Gentleman (Michel de l’Hospital), Giovan Battista Moroni (1520-1578)
Portrait of Napoleon King of Italy, Andrea Appiani (1754-1817)
The School of Athens, Raffaello Sanzio (1483-1520)
Mary Magdalene Penitent, Guido Reni (1575-1642)
Atlantic Codex (Codex Atlanticus), f. 26 verso, NA
Atlantic Codex (Codex Atlanticus), f. 1006 verso, NA
Still Life with Fruit, Isaac Soreau (1604-1638)
Portrait of Paolo Morigia, Fede Galizia (1578-1630)
Portrait of Saint Charles Borromeo, Giovanni Ambrogio Figino (1548-1608)
Atlantic Codex (Codex Atlanticus), f. 149 recto, Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519)
Atlantic Codex (Codex Atlanticus), f. 4 recto, NA
Atlantic Codex (Codex Atlanticus), f. 33 recto, NA
The Holy Family with Sain John, Tobias and the Archangel Raphael, Bonifacio Veronese (1487-1553)
Atlantic Codex (Codex Atlanticus) f. 710 recto, NA
Figured casket, Scultore lombardo
Flowers and Roses, Gaetano Previati (1852-1920)
De divina proportione, Luca Pacioli (1445 circa – 1517)
Jael and Sisera, Giuseppe Vermiglio (1585-1635)
Susanna at her Bath, Carlo Francesco Nuvolone (1609-1661)
Atlantic Codex (Codex Atlanticus), f. 719 recto, NA
Allegory of Fire, NA
Atlantic Codex (Codex Atlanticus), f. 1069 recto, NA
Sacra Conversazione, Ambrogio da Fossano detto il Bergognone (1453-1523)
Atlantic Codex (Codex Atlanticus), f. 72 recto, NA
The Madonna and Child with Saint Peter and Saint Jerome, Cesare Magni (1511-1534)
Portrait of Emilia Morosini Zeltner, Francesco Hayez (1791-1882)
Atlantic Codex (Codex Atlanticus), f. 116 recto, Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519)
The Madonna of the Pavilion, Sandro Botticelli (Alessandro di Mariano Filipepi detto) (1444 o 1445-1510)
Atlantic Codex (Codex Atlanticus), f. 49 recto, NA
Atlantic Codex (Codex Atlanticus), f. 21 recto, NA
Crib, Federico Barocci o Baroccio detto il Fiori (1535-1612) (replica di)
Nautilus shell, NA
Laocoon (copy of the Vatican original), Leone Leoni
Daggers with sheath (eared sfondagiaco dagger), Milanese Gunsmiths
The Rest on the Flight into Egypt, Jacopo da Ponte detto il Bassano (1510-1592)
Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden, Jan II Brueghel il Giovane (1601-1678)
Kids and Lambs, Francesco Londonio (1723-1783)
Atlantic Codex (Codex Atlanticus), f. 145 recto, NA
Portrait of a Young Man, Vittore Ghislandi detto Frà Galgario (1655-1743)
Horse’s head (Copy from the equestrian monument to Marcus Aurelius on the Capitol in Rome), NA
Apse of San Satiro and View of the Duomo, NA
Atlantic Codex (Codex Atlanticus), f. 663 recto, NA
The Kiss, NA
Portrait of Alessandro Negroni Prati Morosini, Francesco Hayez (1791-1882)
Saint John the Baptist, Gian Giacomo Caprotti
The Arco della Pace in Milan, NA
The Madonna and Child with a Worshipper, Bernardino Betti detto il Pinturicchio (1454-1513)
The Madonna Nursing the Child by the Fountain, Bernaert van Orley (1488-1541)
Noctes Atticae, Aulo Gellio
Dantesque window, Giuseppe Bertini (1825-1898)
Landscape with Saint John the Baptist, Paul Bril (1554-1626)
Winter Landscape with Skaters, Hendrick Avercamp (1585-1634)
The Adoration, Bartolomeo Suardi detto il Bramantino (1465-1530)
Adoration of the Magi, Tiziano Vecellio (1480-1576)
Flowers in a Vase, NA
Pietà (copy from Michelangelo), NA
Ceremonial saddle and stirrups. Detail of the wooden horse of Troy, Arte armaiola milanese
View of the Interior of the Duomo, Giovanni Migliara (1785-1837)
Vase of Flowers with Jewel, Coins and Shells, Jan Brueghel il Vecchio “Dei Velluti” (1568-1625)
Portico in Ruins, Giovanni Migliara (1785-1837)
The Dormition of the Virgin, Anonimo ferrarese (XV secolo)
Codice Atlantico (Codex Atlanticus), f. 104 recto, NA
The Martyrdom of Saint Sebastian, Antonio Badile (1518-1560)
Christ Crowned with Thorns, Bernardino Luini (1480-1532)
Portrait of a Young Girl with a Dove, Natale Schiavoni (1777-1858)
Napoleon Bonaparte’s gloves, NA
Atlantic Codex (Codex Atlanticus), f. 844 recto, NA
Man in Armour, NA
Self Portrait, Bertel Thorvaldsen (1770-1844)
The Presentation of Christ in the Temple, Giandomenico Tiepolo (1727-1804)
Portrait of Bernardino da Lesmo, Bartolomeo Veneto (1502-1530)
The Madonna Enthroned with Saint Ambrose and Saint Michael, Bartolomeo Suardi detto il Bramantino (1465-1530)
The Martyrdom of Saint Peter of Verona, Alessandro Bonvicino detto Moretto (1490-1554)
Atlantic Codex (Codex Atlanticus), f. 71 recto, NA
Washerwomen at the Canal, Emilio Gola (1851-1923)
Christ Resurrected, Marco Basaiti (1470-1530)
Maternity, Mosè Bianchi (1840-1904)
A Soul in Purgatory, NA
Locked out of school, Emilio Longoni (1859-1932)
Cup with Turbo marmoratus shell, Christoph Lencker (1556 circa-1613)
The Madonna and Child with Saint John the Evangelist and Saint John the Baptist, Marco d’Oggiono (1470-1525)
Atlantic Codex (Codex Atlanticus), f. 873 recto, NA
Portrait of Giuseppina Negroni Prati Morosini, NA
The Placing of Christ in the Sepulchre, Tiziano Vecellio (1480-1576)
The Adoration with Saint Roch, Gian Pietro Rizzoli detto Giampietrino (1508-1549)
Atlantic Codex (Codex Atlanticus), f. 29 recto, NA
Atlantic Codex (Codex Atlanticus), f. 12 recto, NA
Atlantic Codex (Codex Atlanticus), f. 1058 verso, NA
Atlantic Codex (Codex Atlanticus), f. 812 recto, NA
Atlantic Codex (Codex Atlanticus), f. 845 recto, NA
Display case with the hair of Lucrezia Borgia, Alfredo Ravasco
Codice Atlantico (Codex Atlanticus), f. 1 recto, NA
llias picta, NA
Basket of fruit, Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio (1571-1610)
The Annunciation, Gerolamo Mazzola Bedoli (1500-1569)
Atlantic Codex (Codex Atlanticus), f. 117 recto, NA
The Virgin of the Rocks, Andrea Bianchi detto il Vespino (attivo 1612-1640)
Octagonal casket, Bottega degli Embriachi (XIV-XV secolo)
The Blessed Soul, Anonimo lombardo (XVII secolo)
Original Sin, Jan II Brueghel il Giovane (1601-1678)
The Damned Soul, Anonimo lombardo (XVII secolo)
Still Life with Musical Instruments, Evaristo Baschenis (1617-1677)
Mouse with Roses, NA
The Assumption of the Virgin, Giovanni Agostino da Lodi (1467-1524 circa)
The Ambrosian Virgil of Francesco Petrarca, NA
Portrait of a Young Man, Giorgione (Giorgio da Castelfranco copia da) (1478 circa-1510)
Lesenes and trophies, Agostino Busti detto il Bambaia (1483-1548)
The Adoration of the Magi, Maestro del Santo Sangue (XVI secolo)
Atlantic Codex (Codex Atlanticus), f. 139 recto, NA
The Holy Family, Carlo Francesco Nuvolone (1609-1661)
The Last Supper, Andrea Bianchi detto il Vespino (attivo 1612-1640)
Atlantic Codex (Codex Atlanticus), f. 455 recto, NA
Atlantic Codex (Codex Atlanticus) f. 851 recto, NA
Naturalis Historia, Plinio il Vecchio (23-79 dC)
The Magdalen and the Angel, Giulio Cesare Procaccini (1574-1625)
Plato, Giovanni Antonio Piatti (1447-1480)
Atlantic Codex (Codex Atlanticus), f. 5 recto, NA
Atlantic Codex (Codex Atlanticus), f. 860 recto, NA
Male portrait, Hans Muelich (1516-1573)
Mercury and Argus, Anonimo genovese (XVII secolo)
Armillary sphere, NA
Atlantic Codex (Codex Atlanticus), f. 3 recto, NA
Allegory of Water, Jan Brueghel il Vecchio “Dei Velluti” (1568-1625)
Saint Michael the Archangel, Giulio Cesare Procaccini (1574-1625)
Seascape, Paul Bril (1554-1626)