Ambrosiana

Andrea Appiani
Portrait of Napoleone Bonaparte
Oil on panel

NAPOLEON AT THE AMBROSIANA

The exhibition, as part of the celebrations promoted throughout Italy by the Napoleonic Bicentenary Committee 1821-2021 and in collaboration with the Univestià Cattolica del Sacro Cuore of Milan, offers a path on representation in the Napoleonic era in Milan as a melting pot of tradition, propaganda, and of change and continuity at the same time.

The exhibition, curated by Francesca Barbieri and Alessandra Mignatti, with Annamaria Cascetta in the role of scientific director, presents engravings, drawings, reports, satirical writings, librettos, theoretical printed works and periodicals from the heritage of the Ambrosiana Library as well as assets from the collections of paintings and relics of the Pinacoteca.

The varied material allows an in-depth study of representation which, in its broadest anthropological meaning, constitutes a privileged observatory on the cultural transformations that the city of Milan experienced in the Napoleonic era. How does the new power appear, or rather ‘does it represent itself’? How is it perceived and in turn represented?

The review analyzes various fields of investigation, such as the development of festivities and other celebratory forms from the Cisalpine republic to the Kingdom of Italy, or the organization of urban space which reveals, between ephemeral and permanent layouts, a new structure resulting from a profound rethinking. The theatrical performances, moreover, with their creative ferment, place themselves in dialogue with the great events of the time and participate in the construction of the new citizen.
Finally, the representation also affects the more everyday aspects of life, from the new allegories that appear in the bureaucratic field to the fashion for clothing and hairdressing.

In the first rooms of the exhibition there is a chronological path that begins with the entry of the French troops in Milan and reaches up to 1814. Particularly noteworthy is the inspired portrait of Napoleon painted by Andrea Appiani immediately after the arrival of the then young general in town. The engravings on display are signed by important artistic personalities of the Milanese neoclassical age, such as Alessandro Sanquirico and Gaspare Galliari; there is also a drawing by Giovanni Perego.

Ideally part of the exhibition itinerary are some works related to the Napoleonic period present in the subsequent rooms of the Pinacoteca, which are indicated to the visitor with the logo of the exhibition. These also include some works prey to the Napoleonic spoliation in Ambrosiana and then partly returned.

Finally, there is an appendix to the exhibition in the Federiciana room, with some insights on the themes anticipated in the first rooms. In particular, the room houses the drawings of Leonardo da Vinci’s Codex Atlanticus, a work that was also involved in the Napoleonic looting at the time.

In order to access the museum, it is necessary to wear the surgical mask and keep it worn for the entire visit.

<p>Andrea Appiani<br />
<em>Portrait of Napoleone Bonaparte</em><br />
Oil on panel</p>

Andrea Appiani
Portrait of Napoleone Bonaparte
Oil on panel

WHAT’S ON

FROM MAY THE PINACOTECA IS OPEN ON THURSDAYS UNTIL 22.00

Pinacoteca

FROM MAY THE PINACOTECA IS OPEN ON THURSDAYS UNTIL 22.00

Open 10.00 to 18.00 Tuesday to Sunday, on Thursdays until 22,00.

26/04/2022
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)

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