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

SAN SEPOLCRO CRYPT OPEN DURING WEEKENDS UNTIL APRIL 2

San Sepolcro

SAN SEPOLCRO CRYPT OPEN DURING WEEKENDS UNTIL APRIL 2

Crypt of San Sepolcro open until April 2 2023, every Saturday and Sunday from 11.00 to 17.30 | last access 17.00

14/01/2023-02/04/2023
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
PINACOTECA AMBROSIANA AND THE DUOMO TOGETHER FOR MILAN

Ambrosiana

PINACOTECA AMBROSIANA AND THE DUOMO TOGETHER FOR MILAN

The Veneranda Biblioteca Ambrosiana and the Veneranda Fabbrica del Duomo di Milano present a collaboration agreement that marks the beginning of a common path aimed at creating a network, for the enhancement of the heritage of faith and art that the two institutions have guarded for centuries.

28/10/2022
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)

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