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

READING ROOM: SUMMER CLOSURE

Biblioteca

READING ROOM: SUMMER CLOSURE

From July 26 to August 31 the reading room is closed for the usual summer pause.

21/07/2021
NEWS
PINACOTECA: UPDATED OPENING HOURS

Pinacoteca

PINACOTECA: UPDATED OPENING HOURS

Opening hours, booking and access procedures

21/07/2021
NEWS
THE CRYPT OF SAN SEPOLCRO OPENS AGAIN TO THE PUBLIC!

San Sepolcro

THE CRYPT OF SAN SEPOLCRO OPENS AGAIN TO THE PUBLIC!

Every Sunday, from May 23, 2021

14/05/2021
NEWS
THE <em>DIVINE COMEDY</em> AT THE AMBROSIANA

Pinacoteca

THE DIVINE COMEDY AT THE AMBROSIANA

On the occasion of the celebrations for the seventh centenary of Dante Alighieri's death, the exhibition presents a precious selection of Divine Comedies from the Ambrosiana Library.

29/04/2021-12/09/2021
Exhibition

ONLINE COLLECTION

(158 online artworks)

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