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.


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ONLINE COLLECTION

(158 online artworks)

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