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

LIBRARY READING ROOM: SUMMER CLOSURE

Biblioteca

LIBRARY READING ROOM: SUMMER CLOSURE

The reading room will be closed for the summer break from July 25, to August 31, 2022 included. It will reopen on September 1st, Monday to Friday from 9.00 to 16.50

16/07/2022
NEWS
HIDDEN AMBROSIANA. CURIOSITIES FROM THE COLLECTION

Pinacoteca

HIDDEN AMBROSIANA. CURIOSITIES FROM THE COLLECTION

Rooms 2 and 3, the exhibition is the first of a series dedicated to showing us what is not normally exhibited, for a wider enhancement of the Institution's assets.

07/07/2022-06/09/2022
Exhibition
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)

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