Ambrosiana

Angelo Pietrasanta, Portrait of Dante, detail
Oil on canvas

THE DIVINE COMEDY AT THE AMBROSIANA

EXHIBITION EXTENDED UNTIL OCTOBER 3, 2021.
On the occasion of the celebrations for the seventh centenary of Dante Alighieri’s death, the Pinacoteca Ambrosiana in Milan hosts the exhibition The Dive Comedy at the Ambrosiana.

The exhibition, curated by the College of Doctors of the Ambrosiana, presents a precious selection of Divine Comedies of the Library collections that covers a chronological period from the fourteenth to the twentieth century.

The exhibition itinerary ideally opens with the famous illuminated manuscript of the Divine Comedy – dating back to the end of the 14th century, known as Chiose Ambrosiane – stolen for its value by Napoleon in 1796 and then returned to Milan after the Congress of Vienna. At its side is on display the Commentary on the Comedy, from the fifteenth century, written by Pietro Alighieri, son of Dante, born from the marriage with Gemma Donati. In this Comment, the author aims at harmonizing Dante’s work with the masterpieces of classical literature and with the writings of the Fathers of the Church and the Scholastics.

Among the incunabula stands the precious edition of the Poem, made in Venice in 1491, with Comment by Cristoforo Landino, inside which there are 100 wood engravings attributed to Mantegna. Landino’s comment, which was widely distributed, had an exegetical function of the aimed especially at the glorification of the city of Florence.

In the section of the sixteenth century one can admire the famous print by Aldo Manuzio of 1502, edited by Bembo, bearing one of the first examples of italics, by Francesco Griffo from Bologna.
Among the eighteenth-century editions we note that of Antonio Zatta, of 1757-1758, dedicated to Elisabetta Petrowna empress of Russia and richly illustrated by excellent engravings, while for the nineteenth century, the very rare one of 1809, for the types of Luigi Mussi, with Bodonian type characters.

The exhibition ends with the sumptuous print of the Poem – Florence, all’Insegna dell’Ancora, 1817-1819 – dedicated to Antonio Canova, bearing 125 large woodcuts.

For the occasion – in front of the suggestive ‘Dante stained glass window’ made by Giuseppe Bertini in 1851 for the Universal Exhibition in London – a space will be set up dedicated to the vision of the tables of the Comedy prepared, over a period of twenty years (1919-1939), by Amos Nattini at the suggestion and invitation of Gabriele D’Annunzio.

SAFETY RULES TO ACCESS THE PINACOTECA
Only those who wear their own mask will be admitted (surgical or FFP2 without valve) and they must wear it throughout the visit.
PLEASE NOTE: FROM AUGUST 6 VISITORS WILL HAVE TO SHOW THE GREEN PASS TO BE ADMITTED, ACCORDING TO THE LATEST GOVERNMENT PROVISIONS
At the entrance, visitors will be measured body temperature with a termoscanner and they must cleanse their hands with a special sanitizing gel.
At the entrance hall and in the exhibition halls, visitors must respect the distance of at least 1.5 meters from other people and follow the safety regulations displayed in the hall.

WHAT’S ON

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
READING ROOM: OPENING TIMES DECEMBER 2022

Biblioteca

READING ROOM, OPENING TIMES DECEMBER 2022

Closed for holidays from December 7 to 11 and from December 27, 2022 to January 6, 2023 included

04/11/2022
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 Giovanni Battista Morosini, Francesco Hayez (1791-1882)
The Placing of Christ in the Sepulchre, Tiziano Vecellio (1480-1576)
The infant Jesus with a Lamb, NA
Flowers and Roses, Gaetano Previati (1852-1920)
Atlantic Codex (Codex Atlanticus), f. 21 recto, NA
Atlantic Codex (Codex Atlanticus), f. 909 verso, NA
Atlantic Codex (Codex Atlanticus), f. 307 verso, NA
Codice Atlantico (Codex Atlanticus), f. 104 recto, NA
The Adoration of the Magi, Pier Francesco Mazzucchelli also known as Morazzone (1571-1626)
Still Life with Musical Instruments, Evaristo Baschenis (1617-1677)
Saint John the Baptist, Gian Giacomo Caprotti
Portrait of a Young Man, Vittore Ghislandi detto Frà Galgario (1655-1743)
The Ambrosian Virgil of Francesco Petrarca, NA
Portrait of Emilia Morosini Zeltner, NA
The Adoration with Saint Roch, Gian Pietro Rizzoli detto Giampietrino (1508-1549)
Allegory of Fire, NA
Latin astrolabe, Anonymous
Winter Landscape with Skaters, Hendrick Avercamp (1585-1634)
The Assumption of the Virgin, Giovanni Agostino da Lodi (1467-1524 circa)
Laocoon (copy of the Vatican original), Leone Leoni
Landscape with Saint John the Baptist, Paul Bril (1554-1626)
The Blessed Soul, Anonimo lombardo (XVII secolo)
Atlantic Codex (Codex Atlanticus), f. 26 verso, NA
Christ on the Way to Calvary, Giovanni Busi detto Cariani (1480-1547)
Judith and Holofernes, Giuseppe Vermiglio (1585-1635)
Noctes Atticae, Aulo Gellio
Portrait of a Young Man, Giorgione (Giorgio da Castelfranco copia da) (1478 circa-1510)
Atlantic Codex (Codex Atlanticus), f. 29 recto, NA
Portrait of Napoleon King of Italy, Andrea Appiani (1754-1817)
Washerwomen at the Canal, Emilio Gola (1851-1923)
The Holy Family with Saint John the Baptist, Ubertini Francesco detto Bachiacca (1494-1557)
Portrait of a Pilgrim, Monogrammista HL (XVI secolo)
The Martyrdom of Saint Sebastian, Antonio Badile (1518-1560)
Portrait of a Gentleman (Michel de l’Hospital), Giovan Battista Moroni (1520-1578)
The Adoration of the Magi, Andrea Schiavone (1510-1563)
Jael and Sisera, Giuseppe Vermiglio (1585-1635)
The Adoration of the Magi, Maestro del Santo Sangue (XVI secolo)
Napoleon Bonaparte’s gloves, NA
Atlantic Codex (Codex Atlanticus), f. 844 recto, NA
Seascape, Paul Bril (1554-1626)
Flowers in a Vase, NA
Nautilus shell, Sconosciuto
Octagonal casket, Bottega degli Embriachi (XIV-XV secolo)
Lesenes and trophies, Agostino Busti detto il Bambaia (1483-1548)
The Presentation of Christ in the Temple, Giandomenico Tiepolo (1727-1804)
Portrait of Alessandro Negroni Prati Morosini, NA
The School of Athens, Raffaello Sanzio (1483-1520)
Saint Michael the Archangel, Giulio Cesare Procaccini (1574-1625)
Self Portrait, Bertel Thorvaldsen (1770-1844)
Figured casket, Scultore lombardo
Atlantic Codex (Codex Atlanticus), f. 812 recto, NA
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)
Atlantic Codex (Codex Atlanticus), f. 139 recto, NA
Plato, Giovanni Antonio Piatti (1447-1480)
Atlantic Codex (Codex Atlanticus), f. 117 recto, NA
Portrait of Manfredo Settala, Daniele Crespi (1600-1630) attribuito a
Vase of Flowers with Jewel, Coins and Shells, Jan Brueghel il Vecchio “Dei Velluti” (1568-1625)
The Last Supper, Andrea Bianchi detto il Vespino (attivo 1612-1640)
Atlantic Codex (Codex Atlanticus) f. 199 verso, Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519)
Atlantic Codex (Codex Atlanticus), f. 873 recto, NA
Male portrait, Hans Muelich (1516-1573)
Codice Atlantico (Codex Atlanticus), f. 1 recto, NA
Atlantic Codex (Codex Atlanticus) f. 851 recto, NA
Sacra Conversazione, Ambrogio da Fossano detto il Bergognone (1453-1523)
Atlantic Codex (Codex Atlanticus), f. 272 verso, NA
Mouse with Roses, NA
Atlantic Codex (Codex Atlanticus), f. 116 recto, NA
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)
Portrait of a Musician, NA
The Magdalen and the Angel, Giulio Cesare Procaccini (1574-1625)
The Wedding of Peleus and Thetis, Ambito di Francesco Albani (1578-1660)
The Rest on the Flight into Egypt, Jacopo da Ponte detto il Bassano (1510-1592)
The Adoration, Bartolomeo Suardi detto il Bramantino (1465-1530)
The Damned Soul, Anonimo lombardo (XVII secolo)
The Holy Family, Carlo Francesco Nuvolone (1609-1661)
Allegorical Female Figure, Giovanni Serodine (1600-1631)
Still Life with Fruit, Isaac Soreau (1604-1638)
The Dormition of the Virgin, Anonimo ferrarese (XV secolo)
Atlantic Codex (Codex Atlanticus), f. 33 recto, NA
Pietà (copy from Michelangelo), NA
The Holy Family with Saints Anne and John, Bernardino Luini (1480-1532)
Cup with Turbo marmoratus shell, Christoph Lencker (1556 circa-1613)
Still Life with Fruit, Isaac Soreau (1604-1638)
Head of Christ the Redeemer, Gian Giacomo Caprotti detto Salai (1480-1524)
The Virgin of the Rocks, Andrea Bianchi detto il Vespino (attivo 1612-1640)
llias picta, NA
The Annunciation, Gerolamo Mazzola Bedoli (1500-1569)
De divina proportione, Luca Pacioli (1445 circa – 1517)
The Madonna and Child with Saint John the Evangelist and Saint John the Baptist, Marco d’Oggiono (1470-1525)
The Madonna Nursing the Child by the Fountain, Bernaert van Orley (1488-1541)
Basket of fruit, Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio (1571-1610)
Atlantic Codex (Codex Atlanticus), f. 3 recto, NA
Atlantic Codex (Codex Atlanticus), f. 455 recto, NA
Adoration of the Magi, Tiziano Vecellio (1480-1576)
Diana the Huntress, Joachim Friess (XVI-XVII secolo)
Portrait of Bernardino da Lesmo, Bartolomeo Veneto (1502-1530)
Atlantic Codex (Codex Atlanticus), f. 858 recto, NA
Christ Resurrected, Marco Basaiti (1470-1530)
The Madonna Enthroned with Saint Ambrose and Saint Michael, Bartolomeo Suardi detto il Bramantino (1465-1530)
Atlantic Codex (Codex Atlanticus), f. 149 recto, NA
The Arco della Pace in Milan, Giovanni Migliara (1785-1837)
Christ Crowned with Thorns, Bernardino Luini (1480-1532)
Portico in Ruins, Giovanni Migliara (1785-1837)
Atlantic Codex (Codex Atlanticus), f. 1069 recto, NA
Ceremonial saddle and stirrups. Detail of the wooden horse of Troy, Arte armaiola milanese
Orrery, NA
Atlantic Codex (Codex Atlanticus), f. 49 recto, NA
The Triumph of David, Lucas Hugenszoon detto Luca di Leida (1494-1533)
Moses and the Brazen Serpent, Cesare Ligari (1716-1770)
Portrait of Paolo Morigia, Fede Galizia (1578-1630)
Libro d’Ore Borromeo, Cristoforo de Predis (1440-1486)
The Kiss, NA
Atlantic Codex (Codex Atlanticus), f. 71 recto, Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519)
Atlantic Codex (Codex Atlanticus), f. 72 recto, NA
A Soul in Purgatory, NA
Naturalis Historia, Plinio il Vecchio (23-79 dC)
The Holy Family with Sain John, Tobias and the Archangel Raphael, Bonifacio Veronese (1487-1553)
Atlantic Codex (Codex Atlanticus), f. 845 recto, NA
Burse, Artista dell’Italia centrale
Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden, Jan II Brueghel il Giovane (1601-1678)
Apse of San Satiro and View of the Duomo, NA
Mary Magdalene, NA
View of the Interior of the Duomo, NA
Armillary sphere, NA
Atlantic Codex (Codex Atlanticus), f. 1006 verso, NA
Atlantic Codex (Codex Atlanticus), f. 860 recto, NA
Self Portrait, Antonio Canova (1757-1822)
Atlantic Codex (Codex Atlanticus), f. 145 recto, NA
Mercury and Argus, Anonimo genovese (XVII secolo)
Locked out of school, Emilio Longoni (1859-1932)
Atlantic Codex (Codex Atlanticus), f. 5 recto, NA
Man in Armour, NA
Dantesque window, Giuseppe Bertini (1825-1898)
Atlantic Codex (Codex Atlanticus), f. 663 recto, NA
Atlantic Codex (Codex Atlanticus) f. 710 recto, NA
Mary Magdalene Penitent, Guido Reni (1575-1642)
Clock with astrolabe, Sconosciuto
Maternity, Mosè Bianchi (1840-1904)
The Presentation of Christ in the Temple, Pietro Antonio Magatti (1691-1767)
Atlantic Codex (Codex Atlanticus), f. 719 recto, NA
Kids and Lambs, Francesco Londonio (1723-1783)
The Madonna and Child with Saint Peter and Saint Jerome, Cesare Magni (1511-1534)
Atlantic Codex (Codex Atlanticus), f. 4 recto, NA
Atlantic Codex (Codex Atlanticus), f. 1058 verso, NA
Crib, Federico Barocci o Baroccio detto il Fiori (1535-1612) (replica di)
Display case with the hair of Lucrezia Borgia, Alfredo Ravasco
Horse’s head (Copy from the equestrian monument to Marcus Aurelius on the Capitol in Rome), NA
Portrait of a Young Girl with a Dove, Natale Schiavoni (1777-1858)
Portrait of a Lady, Giovanni Ambrogio De Predis (1455-1508)
Portrait of Saint Charles Borromeo, Giovanni Ambrogio Figino (1548-1608)
Portrait of Peter Leopold of Habsburg-Lorraine (later Leopold II), Anton Raphael Mengs (1728-1779)
Susanna at her Bath, Carlo Francesco Nuvolone (1609-1661)
Atlantic Codex (Codex Atlanticus), f. 12 recto, NA
Daggers with sheath (eared sfondagiaco dagger), Milanese Gunsmiths
Portrait of Giuseppina Negroni Prati Morosini, Francesco Hayez (1791-1882)
Allegory of Water, Jan Brueghel il Vecchio “Dei Velluti” (1568-1625)