Ambrosiana

Laocoon (copy of the Vatican original)
Leone Leoni
c. 1560
16th century sculpture
plaster cast
240 × 160 × 70 cm

Guided visit | |

SCULPTURES IN THE AMBROSIANA

A visit devoted to sculpture, through the rich collection in the Ambrosiana, including the Church of San Sepolcro.

Starting from the upper nave of the church of San Sepolcro, we will analyse some rare sculptural groups by the artist Agostino de’ Fondulis representing the Ecce Homo, the Last Supper and Christ Washing the Disciples’ Feet, exquisite terracotta sculptures of a devotional character.
Entering the Pinacoteca, we will observe the casts of some important works, such as the reliefs of Trajan’s Column, the Hellenistic statue of the Laocoon, the head of the horse in the Equestrian Monument of Marcus Aurelius and the copy of the Vatican Pietà by Michelangelo Buonarroti, works associated with the teaching function that the Accademia Ambrosiana carried out from its foundation by Federico Borromeo.

At left, Reliefs from the sepulchral monument of Gaston de Foix, Agostino Busti, known as Bambaia (1483-1548), from 1516-1517, marble (detail: candelabra with military trophies and prisons); at right, Pietà, Michelangelo Buonarroti (1475-1564), 1499, (16th-century copy), plaster cast, 174 × 180 × 85 cm

The funerary function of sculpture is clearly exemplified by the masterpiece of Agostino Busti, known as Bambaia, for the tomb of Gaston de Foix, a true work of marble intaglio in which the artist’s classical virtuosity attained an unequalled formal summit. Portraiture is well documented by some small but refined heads of Roman art, busts from the Peristyle and the Cortile degli Spiriti Magni.

Ascending to the level above, we come to some monumental sculptures donated to the Ambrosiana by the Veneranda Fabbrica del Duomo and leading to the Sala delle Virtù, where two terracotta sculptural groups pay homage to the miniatures by Niccolò da Bologna in the Ambrosiana’s codex B42 present in the Library. We conclude our visit with the two self-portraits by the great neoclassicists, Canova and Thordvalsen.


Guided visit




WHAT’S ON

THE PROJECT “CODEX ATLANTICUS” WINS THE WEBBY AWARD

Ambrosiana

IL PROGETTO CODEX ATLANTICUS SI AGGIUDICA IL WEBBY AWARD

Il progetto "Codex Atlanticus" è stato premiato nella categoria "Data Visualization".

29/05/2020
NEWS
AUTOGRAPH WRITINGS BY FAMOUS WOMEN FROM THE AMBROSIANA COLLECTIONS

Ambrosiana

AUTOGRAPH WRITINGS BY FAMOUS WOMEN FROM THE AMBROSIANA COLLECTIONS

The exhibition shows a series of autograph documents of prominent women kept in the Ambrosiana.

30/05/2020-06/09/2020
Exhibition
ANATOMY FROM THE MIDDLE AGES TO LEONARDO DA VINCI

Ambrosiana

ANATOMY FROM THE MIDDLE AGES TO LEONARDO DA VINCI

The exhibition presents a selection of volumes that trace the history of medical studies from the beginning of the millennium to the time when Leonardo da Vinci was active, together with seven sheets of the Atlantic Code of anatomical subject.

30/05/2020-06/09/2020
Exhibition
THE PINACOTECA REOPENS TO THE PUBLIC!

Pinacoteca

THE PINACOTECA REOPENS TO THE PUBLIC!

The rooms of the Pinacoteca Ambrosiana will reopen to the public on Saturday 30 and Sunday 31 May, Monday 1 and Tuesday 2 June 2020 at reduced prices. The crypt of San Sepolcro has been closed until a later date.

21/05/2020
NEWS
THE READING ROOM OF THE LIBRARY REOPENS

Biblioteca

THE READING ROOM OF THE LIBRARY REOPENS

Here access rules and procedures

21/05/2020
NEWS
THE STATUE OF SAINT CHARLES IN ARONA REOPENS

Ambrosiana

THE SAN CARLO STATUE IN ARONA OPENS AGAIN

The San Carlo Statue in Arona opens again on May 30 according to a precise calendar...

21/05/2020
NEWS
The Ambrosiana doesn’t stop!

Ambrosiana

The Ambrosiana doesn't stop!

We look forward to welcoming you back to the pinacoteca and the library, but in the meantime ... let's keep company! #iorestoacasa #andràtuttobene #laculturanonsiferma #lambrosiananonsiferma

18/03/2020
NEWS

ONLINE COLLECTION

(158 online artworks)

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