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

MANUSCRIPTS ILLUMINATED IN ITALY FROM THE AMBROSIANA COLLECTIONS<BR> The 14th century

Pinacoteca

MANUSCRIPTS ILLUMINATED IN ITALY FROM THE AMBROSIANA COLLECTIONS
The 14th century

The exhibition presents a selection of manuscripts decorated in the fourteenth century in Italy from the collections of the Ambrosiana Library.

08/09/2022-15/11/2022
Exhibition
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.

16/09/2022-10/01/2023
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)

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