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

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An itinerary through the treasures of the Biblioteca Ambrosiana curated by Federico Gallo and Stefano Martinelli Tempesta - Pinacoteca, rooms 2 and 3

25/04/2024-23/07/2024
Exhibition
MOLESKINE DETOUR

Pinacoteca

MOLESKINE DETOUR

From April 15, on the occasion of Design Week, the rooms of the Pinacoteca Ambrosiana will host 'Moleskine Detour', an international exhibition promoted by Moleskine and the Moleskine Foundation.

15/04/2024-09/07/2024
Exhibition
Restoration works for the recovery of the historic balconies of the Biblioteca Ambrosiana

Ambrosiana

Restoration works for the recovery of the historic balconies of the Biblioteca Ambrosiana

Recovery of the functionality of the balconies of the Sala Federiciana, Borromeo and della Rosa through the installation of lifelines

01/03/2024
NEWS
Notice for the users of the Reading Room

Biblioteca

GUIDED TOURS IN ENGLISH

Ambrosiana

GUIDED TOURS IN ENGLISH

Guided tour of the masterpieces of the Pinacoteca, together with professional guides of our official partner AdArtem

01/04/2023-30/06/2024

ONLINE COLLECTION

(158 online artworks)

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