Ambrosiana

Meshal ha-Qadmoni, “Ancient fables”

Presentation of the facsimile edition

In memory of Luisella Mortara Ottolenghi and Raffaella Mortara

curated by Anna Linda Callow and Pier Francesco Fumagalli
Italian translation by Erica Baricci
Ed. G.A.M. Rudiano (Brescia) – Veneranda Biblioteca Ambrosiana, Milano 2021

The Meshal ha-Qadmoni Ambrosian manuscript X 112 Sup. was written by Shemu’el Sofer (‘scribe’) named Zilmein, the son of Barukh in Brescia (Lombardy, northern Italy) in 1483 for his private student Barukh, son of Shemu’el of Mortara. Though produced in Italy, the codex is inscribed in an Ashkenazic current semi–cursive script by an immigrant professional scribe from Germany. The painted pages result from “a unique process in which the scribe was also the illustrator who added the illustrations while copying, page by page, at the same time adjusting the layout copying to his illustration.” (Malachi Beit-Arié). “It may be said, in summary, that the book, with its stories, its social criticism, its human wisdom and its scientific and pseudo-scientific treatises, constitutes a universal and timeless document that appealed to generations of Ashkenazi Jews – even in northern Italy” (Simona Gronemann).

PROGRAM

22 novembre 2021, Sala delle Accademie E.R. Galbiati

h 15.00 Saluto del Prefetto dell’Ambrosiana, monsignor Marco Ballarini

Guido Ottolenghi, La cultura onora il ricordo

Anna Linda Callow, Novelle ebraiche per studio e per diletto

Erica Baricci, Favole antiche per giovani d’oggi

h 16.15 Conclusioni di monsignor Pier Francesco Fumagalli

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(158 online artworks)

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