Ambrosiana

Codice Atlantico (Codex Atlanticus)
f. 272 verso

Leonardo Da Vinci (1452-1519)
Representation of the last part of the “ludo geometrico” (openwork pattern of stars and roses)
(detail)

Guided visit | 180 MINUTES ABOUT |

LEONARDO IN MILAN

The “Leonardo in Milan” tour is part of the “Milan and Leonardo” programme, a series of initiatives organised to celebrate the fifth centenary of the death of Leonardo da Vinci. Together with The Last Supper in Santa Maria delle Grazie and the Sala delle Asse in the Castello Sforzesco, the Ambrosiana has the most important legacy of works by Leonardo that remain in the city.
The itinerary can follow two paths. The first variant will include a visit to The Last Supper; the second will take in a visit to the Sala delle Asse in the Castello Sforzesco, exceptionally reopened to the public from 2 May 2019 to 12 January 2020. Both will only visit the section of the Ambrosiana Gallery devoted to Leonardo da Vinci.

VARIANT N. 1
The route starts from the refectory of Santa Maria delle Grazie, where Leonardo worked from 1495 to 1498 on his mural painting of the Last Supper, giving an exemplary testimony of his research into the “motions of the soul”.
Passing by the Vigna di Leonardo visitors will have the opportunity to observe the historical-artistic context of the Duchy of Milan, with particular regard to the figure of Ludovico il Moro. We continue in the direction of the 15th-century Palazzo Carmagnola, which in 1497 Ludovico il Moro gave to his mistress Cecilia Gallerani, immortalised by Leonardo in the famous portrait known as the Lady with an Ermine, one of the summits of Leonardo’s portraiture, together with La Belle Ferronnière and the Portrait of a Musician, in the Ambrosiana Gallery, where the itinerary continues.
The collections of the Pinacoteca Ambrosiana, in addition to possessing the famous male portrait probably of Leonardo’s musician friend Atalante Migliorotti, contains the Codex Atlanticus, donated to the Biblioteca Ambrosiana by Galeazzo Arconati in 1637.

The breadth of Leonardo’s interests documented in the drawings and notes contained in the Codex Atlanticus will offer individual opportunities for further study in the thematic exhibitions scheduled from December 2018 to January 2020: “The Mysteries of the Codex Atlanticus. Leonardo at the Ambrosiana” (December 2018 – March 2019 and March 2019 – June 2019); “Drawings of the Codex Atlanticus from the French Period” (June – September 2019) “Leonardo and his Legacy, Artists and Techniques” (December 2019 – January 2020).

The conclusion of the itinerary in Piazza della Scala, with the Leonardo Monument completed by Pietro Magni in 1872, will enable us to retrace briefly the history of the critical reception of Leonardo and his work. There was a resurgence of interest above all during the Risorgimento, as part of the exaltation of national glories intended to create a sense of unity.

At left, detail, Portrait of a Musician, Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519), 1485-1490, tempera and oil on panel, 40 × 30 cm; at right, Monument to Leonardo da Vinci, Pietro Magni (1816-1877), 1872, Piazza della Scala (Milan)

VARIANT N. 2
The itinerary proposes the same route as variant no.1, but replaces the entrance to the Last Supper with a visit to the Sala delle Asse in the Castello Sforzesco, reopened to the public from 2 May 2019.
The room decorated by Leonardo with interlacing branches, ribbons, fruits and roots, which reveal all his skill as a scientific painter, his studies of optics and botanical studies, is at the centre of two exhibitions presented in the same spaces in the Castle.
The multimedia path “Virtual Museum of the Leonardo’ Milan” will describe the places and monuments of Milan as they appeared to Leonardo’s eyes during his stays in the city, while the exhibition “Leonardo and the Sala delle Asse between Nature, Art and Science” will make a comparison between Leonardo’s original drawings and those of his contemporaries, in an important reflection on the artistic ties between the Tuscan master and Tuscan, Lombard and North-European artists in the representation of nature.


Guided visit


180 MINUTES ABOUT

WHAT’S ON

THE PINACOTECA AMBROSIANA IS OPEN ON MONDAY, NOVEMBER 1

Pinacoteca

THE PINACOTECA AMBROSIANA IS OPEN ON MONDAY, NOVEMBER 1

On Monday, November 1, the Pinacoteca Ambrosiana is open from 10.00 to 18.00.

15/10/2021
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Signed the Agreement with Sharjah Book Authority

Ambrosiana

Signed the Agreement with Sharjah Book Authority

The primary objective of this partnership wants to be the common enhancement of the book heritage available in both libraries, studying innovative forms of accessibility to the precious historical collections and in particular to the ancient manuscripts in Arabic that the Ambrosiana Library has collected and preserved since the seventeenth century

28/09/2021
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NAPOLEON AT THE AMBROSIANA

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NAPOLEON AT THE AMBROSIANA

A journey through representation in the Napoleonic era in Milan: a melting pot of tradition, propaganda and of change and continuity at the same time.

05/10/2021-23/01/2022
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Open from Sep 1, Monday to Friday, 9.00 to 13.00. Reservation mandatory.

30/08/2021
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29/07/2021
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ONLINE COLLECTION

(158 online artworks)

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