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

CRIPTA SAN SEPOLCRO: NEW PRICES AND OPENING HOURS

San Sepolcro

CRIPTA SAN SEPOLCRO: NEW PRICES AND OPERATING HOURS

From January 31, the Crypt of San Sepolcro reopens to the public with news operating hours and special prices

24/01/2020
NEWS
Intorno a un codice 2020

Biblioteca

Intorno a un codice 2020

For Spring 2020 the Class of Latin and Greek studies organizes a cycle of three conferences entitled Intorno a un Codice. In each lecture, a scholar will present a particularly valuable Ambrosian codex, illustrating its features.

19/02/2020-18/03/2020

ONLINE COLLECTION

(157 online artworks)

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