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

WHAT’S ON

LIBRARY READING ROOM: SUMMER CLOSURE

Biblioteca

LIBRARY READING ROOM: SUMMER CLOSURE

The reading room will be closed for the summer break from July 25, to August 31, 2022 included. It will reopen on September 1st, Monday to Friday from 9.00 to 16.50

16/07/2022
NEWS
HIDDEN AMBROSIANA. CURIOSITIES FROM THE COLLECTION

Pinacoteca

HIDDEN AMBROSIANA. CURIOSITIES FROM THE COLLECTION

Rooms 2 and 3, the exhibition is the first of a series dedicated to showing us what is not normally exhibited, for a wider enhancement of the Institution's assets.

07/07/2022-06/09/2022
Exhibition
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 on Wednesday

09/06/2022
NEWS

ONLINE COLLECTION

(158 online artworks)

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