Ambrosiana

Man in Armour
Tiziano Vecellio (1480-1576)
1525-1549
oil on canvas
65 × 58 cm
prima del restauro del 2014
(detail)

Guided visit | 90 MINUTES ABOUT |

ILLUSTRIOUS AND UNKNOWN: PORTRAITS IN THE PINACOTECA AMBROSIANA

This guided tour takes you on a journey to discover the most fascinating portraits in the Pinacoteca, illustrating the way this genre developed from the Renaissance to the 19th century. On show are works by the greatest Italian portraitists of all time, from Leonardo to Titian, Moroni, Fede Galizia, Appiani and Hayez, in a succession of well- and lesser-known figures, who documented the evolution of Italian society through the centuries.

At left, Portrait of a Man, Hans Muelich (1516-1573), 1548, oil on panel, 71 × 51 cm; at right, Portrait of Alessandro Negroni Prati, Francesco Hayez (1791-1882), 1853, oil on canvas, 120 × 94 cm

A significant part of the collection donated by Federico Borromeo to the Pinacoteca Ambrosiana consisted of portraits, together with religious subjects, landscapes and still lifes. Apart from those in the picture gallery, visitors should also remember the various portraits of illustrious individuals exhibited in the Library as the ideal complement to the collection of books and manuscripts, in a sort of map of the conquests of Western culture in the spiritual, intellectual, moral and artistic fields.
Today the portraits are an important part of the collection both by the number of works exhibited and the fame and quality of the paintings themselves. Outstanding among them is the Portrait of a Musician, the only one of Leonardo’s portraits painted in Milan still in the city.
The visit is completed with an overview of sculpted portraits through a viewing of the 19th-century busts and the sculptures in the Cortile degli Spiriti Magni.


Guided visit


90 MINUTES ABOUT

WHAT’S ON

PINACOTECA CLOSED TO THE PUBLIC

Ambrosiana

PINACOTECA CLOSED TO THE PUBLIC

Until further notice

27/02/2021
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24/02/2021
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ONLINE COLLECTION

(158 online artworks)

Susanna at her Bath, Carlo Francesco Nuvolone (1608-1662)
Vase of Flowers with Jewel, Coins and Shells, Jan Brueghel il Vecchio “Dei Velluti” (1568-1625)
Locked out of school, Emilio Longoni (1859-1932)
Male portrait, Hans Muelich (1516-1573)
Basket of fruit, Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio (1571-1610)
The Holy Family with Sain John, Tobias and the Archangel Raphael, Bonifacio Veronese (1487-1553)
View of the Interior of the Duomo, Giovanni Migliara (1785-1837)
Mary Magdalene Penitent, Guido Reni (1575-1642)
Libro d’Ore Borromeo, Cristoforo de Predis (1440-1486)
Portrait of a Young Man, Vittore Ghislandi detto Frà Galgario (1655-1743)
Atlantic Codex (Codex Atlanticus), f. 12 recto, Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519)
Atlantic Codex (Codex Atlanticus), f. 72 recto, Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519)
The Madonna and Child with a Worshipper, Bernardino Betti detto il Pinturicchio (1454-1513)
Figured casket, Scultore lombardo
Atlantic Codex (Codex Atlanticus), f. 29 recto, Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519)
Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden, Jan II Brueghel il Giovane (1601-1678)
Allegory of Fire, Jan Brueghel il Vecchio “Dei Velluti” (1568-1625)
Head of Christ the Redeemer, Gian Giacomo Caprotti detto Salai (1480-1524)
Still Life with Musical Instruments, Evaristo Baschenis (1617-1677)
Atlantic Codex (Codex Atlanticus), f. 117 recto, Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519)
The Wedding of Peleus and Thetis, Ambito di Francesco Albani (1578-1660)
Portrait of Bernardino da Lesmo, Bartolomeo Veneto (1502-1530)
Atlantic Codex (Codex Atlanticus), f. 145 recto, Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519)
Self Portrait, Antonio Canova (1757-1822)
Naturalis Historia, Plinio il Vecchio (23-79 dC)
The Placing of Christ in the Sepulchre, Tiziano Vecellio (1480-1576)
Nautilus shell, Sconosciuto
The Madonna and Child with Saint John the Evangelist and Saint John the Baptist, Marco d’Oggiono (1470-1525)
Christ on the Way to Calvary, Giovanni Busi detto Cariani (1480-1547)
Display case with the hair of Lucrezia Borgia, Alfredo Ravasco
Portrait of a Pilgrim, Monogrammista HL (XVI secolo)
Portrait of a Young Girl with a Dove, Natale Schiavoni (1777-1858)
The Adoration of the Magi, Pier Francesco Mazzucchelli detto il Morazzone (1571-1626)
The Presentation of Christ in the Temple, Giandomenico Tiepolo (1727-1804)
Atlantic Codex (Codex Atlanticus), f. 33 recto, Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519)
The Madonna and Child with Saint Peter and Saint Jerome, Cesare Magni (1511-1534)
Armillary sphere, Giannello Torriani
Portrait of a Gentleman (Michel de l’Hospital), Giovan Battista Moroni (1520-1578)
The Assumption of the Virgin, Giovanni Agostino da Lodi (1467-1524 circa)
The Blessed Soul, Anonimo lombardo (XVII secolo)
The Damned Soul, Anonimo lombardo (XVII secolo)
Atlantic Codex (Codex Atlanticus), f. 845 recto, Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519)
The Adoration of the Magi, Maestro del Santo Sangue (XVI secolo)
Plato, Giovanni Antonio Piatti (1447-1480)
Mercury and Argus, Anonimo genovese (XVII secolo)
The Holy Family, Carlo Francesco Nuvolone (1608-1662)
Adoration of the Magi, Tiziano Vecellio (1480-1576)
Still Life with Fruit, Isaac Soreau (1604-1638)
Portrait of Peter Leopold of Habsburg-Lorraine (later Leopold II), Anton Raphael Mengs (1728-1779)
Laocoon (copy of the Vatican original), Leone Leoni
The Annunciation, Gerolamo Mazzola Bedoli (1500-1569)
Washerwomen at the Canal, Emilio Gola (1851-1923)
Horse’s head (Copy from the equestrian monument to Marcus Aurelius on the Capitol in Rome), NA
The Last Supper, Andrea Bianchi detto il Vespino (attivo 1612-1640)
The Rest on the Flight into Egypt, Jacopo da Ponte detto il Bassano (1510-1592)
Allegorical Female Figure, Giovanni Serodine (1600-1631)
The Martyrdom of Saint Peter of Verona, Alessandro Bonvicino detto Moretto (1490-1554)
Latin astrolabe, Anonymous
The Triumph of David, Lucas Hugenszoon detto Luca di Leida (1494-1533)
Atlantic Codex (Codex Atlanticus), f. 5 recto, Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519)
Atlantic Codex (Codex Atlanticus) f. 710 recto, Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519)
Atlantic Codex (Codex Atlanticus), f. 455 recto, Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519)
Atlantic Codex (Codex Atlanticus), f. 4 recto, Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519)
Atlantic Codex (Codex Atlanticus), f. 71 recto, Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519)
Christ Crowned with Thorns, Bernardino Luini (1480-1532)
Atlantic Codex (Codex Atlanticus), f. 812 recto, Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519)
Atlantic Codex (Codex Atlanticus), f. 3 recto, Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519)
Atlantic Codex (Codex Atlanticus), f. 1058 verso, Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519)
The Madonna Nursing the Child by the Fountain, Bernaert van Orley (1488-1541)
Atlantic Codex (Codex Atlanticus), f. 909 verso, Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519)
The Adoration, Bartolomeo Suardi detto il Bramantino (1465-1530)
Portrait of a Musician, Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519)
Jael and Sisera, Giuseppe Vermiglio (1585-1635)
Atlantic Codex (Codex Atlanticus) f. 199 verso, Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519)
Portrait of Emilia Morosini Zeltner, Francesco Hayez (1791-1882)
Flowers and Roses, Gaetano Previati (1852-1920)
Atlantic Codex (Codex Atlanticus), f. 1069 recto, Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519)
Crib, Federico Barocci o Baroccio detto il Fiori (1535-1612) (replica di)
Portrait of Paolo Morigia, Fede Galizia (1578-1630)
Pietà (copy from Michelangelo), Leone Leoni
Mary Magdalene, Tiziano Vecellio (1480-1576)
Landscape with Saint John the Baptist, Paul Bril (1554-1626)
Clock with astrolabe, Sconosciuto
Atlantic Codex (Codex Atlanticus), f. 116 recto, Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519)
The Dormition of the Virgin, Anonimo ferrarese (XV secolo)
Cup with Turbo marmoratus shell, Christoph Lencker (1556 circa-1613)
Atlantic Codex (Codex Atlanticus), f. 719 recto, Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519)
Noctes Atticae, Aulo Gellio
Octagonal casket, Bottega degli Embriachi (XIV-XV secolo)
Atlantic Codex (Codex Atlanticus), f. 873 recto, Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519)
The Adoration with Saint Roch, Gian Pietro Rizzoli detto Giampietrino (1508-1549)
A Soul in Purgatory, Anonimo lombardo (XVII secolo)
The Presentation of Christ in the Temple, Pietro Antonio Magatti (1691-1767)
Ceremonial saddle and stirrups. Detail of the wooden horse of Troy, Arte armaiola milanese
The Holy Family with Saint John the Baptist, Ubertini Francesco detto Bachiacca (1494-1557)
Portrait of Giovanni Battista Morosini, Francesco Hayez (1791-1882)
Portrait of Alessandro Negroni Prati Morosini, Francesco Hayez (1791-1882)
Atlantic Codex (Codex Atlanticus), f. 1006 verso, Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519)
De divina proportione, Luca Pacioli (1445 circa – 1517)
Kids and Lambs, Francesco Londonio (1723-1783)
Orrery, Sconosciuto
Seascape, Paul Bril (1554-1626)
The School of Athens, Raffaello Sanzio (1483-1520)
Moses and the Brazen Serpent, Cesare Ligari (1716-1770)
Portrait of Saint Charles Borromeo, Giovanni Ambrogio Figino (1548-1608)
Portrait of a Lady, Giovanni Ambrogio De Predis (1455-1508)
Atlantic Codex (Codex Atlanticus), f. 844 recto, Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519)
The Arco della Pace in Milan, Giovanni Migliara (1785-1837)
Dantesque window, Giuseppe Bertini (1825-1898)
Maternity, Mosè Bianchi (1840-1904)
Mouse with Roses, Jan Brueghel il Vecchio “Dei Velluti” (1568-1625)
Atlantic Codex (Codex Atlanticus), f. 663 recto, Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519)
Atlantic Codex (Codex Atlanticus), f. 307 verso, Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519)
Portrait of Manfredo Settala, Daniele Crespi (1600-1630) attribuito a
Portrait of Napoleon King of Italy, Andrea Appiani (1754-1817)
Lesenes and trophies, Agostino Busti detto il Bambaia (1483-1548)
Burse, Artista dell’Italia centrale
Codice Atlantico (Codex Atlanticus), f. 1 recto, Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519)
Atlantic Codex (Codex Atlanticus), f. 26 verso, Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519)
llias picta, NA
Atlantic Codex (Codex Atlanticus), f. 272 verso, Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519)
Napoleon Bonaparte’s gloves, NA
Atlantic Codex (Codex Atlanticus) f. 851 recto, Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519)
Original Sin, Jan II Brueghel il Giovane (1601-1678)
Flowers in a Vase, Jan Brueghel il Vecchio “Dei Velluti” (1568-1625)
The Kiss, Francesco Hayez (1791-1882)
Winter Landscape with Skaters, Hendrick Avercamp (1585-1634)
The Madonna of the Pavilion, Sandro Botticelli (Alessandro di Mariano Filipepi detto) (1444 o 1445-1510)
Allegory of Water, Jan Brueghel il Vecchio “Dei Velluti” (1568-1625)
Christ Resurrected, Marco Basaiti (1470-1530)
Atlantic Codex (Codex Atlanticus), f. 21 recto, Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519)
Atlantic Codex (Codex Atlanticus), f. 139 recto, Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519)
The infant Jesus with a Lamb, Bernardino Luini (1480-1532)
The Magdalen and the Angel, Giulio Cesare Procaccini (1574-1625)
Judith and Holofernes, Giuseppe Vermiglio (1585-1635)
The Ambrosian Virgil of Francesco Petrarca, NA
Atlantic Codex (Codex Atlanticus), f. 858 recto, Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519)
Codice Atlantico (Codex Atlanticus), f. 104 recto, Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519)
Saint John the Baptist, Gian Giacomo Caprotti
Man in Armour, Tiziano Vecellio (1480-1576)
Two daggers with sheaths (eared sfondagiaco daggers), Armorari milanesi
Atlantic Codex (Codex Atlanticus), f. 49 recto, Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519)
Diana the Huntress, Joachim Friess (XVI-XVII secolo)
Atlantic Codex (Codex Atlanticus), f. 860 recto, Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519)
Portrait of Giuseppina Negroni Prati Morosini, Francesco Hayez (1791-1882)
Saint Michael the Archangel, Giulio Cesare Procaccini (1574-1625)
The Adoration of the Magi, Andrea Schiavone (1510-1563)
The Madonna Enthroned with Saint Ambrose and Saint Michael, Bartolomeo Suardi detto il Bramantino (1465-1530)
Self Portrait, Bertel Thorvaldsen (1770-1844)
Portrait of a Young Man, Giorgione (Giorgio da Castelfranco copia da) (1478 circa-1510)
Apse of San Satiro and View of the Duomo, Giovanni Migliara (1785-1837)
Still Life with Fruit, Isaac Soreau (1604-1638)
Sacra Conversazione, Ambrogio da Fossano detto il Bergognone (1453-1523)
The Holy Family with Saints Anne and John, Bernardino Luini (1480-1532)
Portico in Ruins, Giovanni Migliara (1785-1837)
Atlantic Codex (Codex Atlanticus), f. 149 recto, Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519)
The Virgin of the Rocks, Andrea Bianchi detto il Vespino (attivo 1612-1640)
The Martyrdom of Saint Sebastian, Antonio Badile (1518-1560)