Ambrosiana

Portrait of Manfredo Settala
Daniele Crespi (1600-1630) attribuito a
c. 1620
Oil on canvas
44 × 33 cm
(dettaglio)

Educational tour | 90 MINUTES | Junior secondary schools, Parishes, Senior secondary schools

THE WONDERS OF THE AMBROSIANA

The aim of this itinerary is to illustrate the events that led to the creation of the Ambrosiana’s collections and discover some of Cardinal Federico’s favourite artists, while exploring the concept of the Wunderkammer, a distinctive feature of European culture in the 16th and 18th centuries.

In the rooms of the Ambrosiana we can meet a remarkable character who lived in the 17th century: Manfredo Settala, the famous Milanese collector whom we can see in a portrait by Daniele Crespi.
A close friend of Cardinal Federico – who commissioned him to procure books for the Library – Manfredo best represents the passion for collecting rarities typical of scholars in the past.

<p><em>Portrait of Manfredo Settala</em>, Daniele Crespi (1600-1630) attribuito a, c. 1620, oil on canvas, 44 × 33 cm</p>

Portrait of Manfredo Settala, Daniele Crespi (1600-1630) attribuito a, c. 1620, oil on canvas, 44 × 33 cm

On this itinerary, visitors will discover the very special Sala della Medusa, which preserves some of the curious objects and books in Settala’s encyclopedic museum, which the Ambrosiana acquired in the late 18th century.
Passages in Federico Borromeo’s Musaeum can also be used to discover some of the works belonging to the Cardinal’s original collection, recounted in their owner’s own words.
Our path then ends in the large Sala Federiciana, which will enable us to discover Federico’s great project for the Biblioteca Ambrosiana in even greater detail.


Educational tour


90 MINUTES

Junior secondary schools, Parishes, Senior secondary schools

WHAT’S ON

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
Leonardo da Vinci and his legacy.<br>The artists and the techniques

Pinacoteca

Leonardo da Vinci and his legacy.
The artists and the techniques

Extended until March 1, 2020!

17/09/2019-01/03/2020
Exhibition

ONLINE COLLECTION

(157 online artworks)

The infant Jesus with a Lamb, Bernardino Luini (1480-1532)
Allegory of Fire, Jan Brueghel il Vecchio “Dei Velluti” (1568-1625)
Atlantic Codex (Codex Atlanticus), f. 1006 verso, Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519)
Codice Atlantico (Codex Atlanticus), f. 104 recto, Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519)
Atlantic Codex (Codex Atlanticus), f. 49 recto, Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519)
Atlantic Codex (Codex Atlanticus), f. 858 recto, Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519)
Male portrait, Hans Muelich (1516-1573)
Cup with Turbo marmoratus shell, Christoph Lencker (1556 circa-1613)
Burse, Artista dell’Italia centrale
Christ Resurrected, Marco Basaiti (1470-1530)
The Madonna Nursing the Child by the Fountain, Bernaert van Orley (1488-1541)
The Triumph of David, Lucas Hugenszoon detto Luca di Leida (1494-1533)
Atlantic Codex (Codex Atlanticus), f. 455 recto, Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519)
Libro d’Ore Borromeo, Cristoforo de Predis (1440-1486)
Atlantic Codex (Codex Atlanticus), f. 845 recto, Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519)
Mary Magdalene, Tiziano Vecellio (1480-1576)
Atlantic Codex (Codex Atlanticus), f. 72 recto, Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519)
Flowers in a Vase, Jan Brueghel il Vecchio “Dei Velluti” (1568-1625)
The Adoration of the Magi, Pier Francesco Mazzucchelli detto il Morazzone (1571-1626)
Figured casket, Scultore lombardo
Latin astrolabe, Anonymous
The Blessed Soul, Anonimo lombardo (XVII secolo)
Christ on the Way to Calvary, Giovanni Busi detto Cariani (1480-1547)
The Madonna Enthroned with Saint Ambrose and Saint Michael, Bartolomeo Suardi detto il Bramantino (1465-1530)
Atlantic Codex (Codex Atlanticus), f. 117 recto, Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519)
Adoration of the Magi, Tiziano Vecellio (1480-1576)
Allegorical Female Figure, Giovanni Serodine (1600-1631)
The Dormition of the Virgin, Anonimo ferrarese (XV secolo)
Portrait of a Pilgrim, Monogrammista HL (XVI secolo)
Nautilus shell, Sconosciuto
Atlantic Codex (Codex Atlanticus), f. 873 recto, Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519)
Atlantic Codex (Codex Atlanticus), f. 12 recto, Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519)
Atlantic Codex (Codex Atlanticus), f. 71 recto, Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519)
The Magdalen and the Angel, Giulio Cesare Procaccini (1574-1625)
The Placing of Christ in the Sepulchre, Tiziano Vecellio (1480-1576)
Atlantic Codex (Codex Atlanticus), f. 812 recto, Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519)
Still Life with Fruit, Isaac Soreau (1604-1638)
The Arco della Pace in Milan, Giovanni Migliara (1785-1837)
Atlantic Codex (Codex Atlanticus), f. 4 recto, Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519)
Atlantic Codex (Codex Atlanticus), f. 860 recto, Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519)
Atlantic Codex (Codex Atlanticus), f. 26 verso, Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519)
Self Portrait, Antonio Canova (1757-1822)
The Martyrdom of Saint Sebastian, Antonio Badile (1518-1560)
Horse’s head (Copy from the equestrian monument to Marcus Aurelius on the Capitol in Rome), NA
Portrait of Giovanni Battista Morosini, Francesco Hayez (1791-1882)
Portrait of Emilia Morosini Zeltner, Francesco Hayez (1791-1882)
Armillary sphere, Giannello Torriani
Saint John the Baptist, Gian Giacomo Caprotti
A Soul in Purgatory, Anonimo lombardo (XVII secolo)
Portico in Ruins, Giovanni Migliara (1785-1837)
Portrait of a Young Man, Giorgione (Giorgio da Castelfranco copia da) (1478 circa-1510)
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)
Atlantic Codex (Codex Atlanticus), f. 663 recto, Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519)
Mary Magdalene Penitent, Guido Reni (1575-1642)
Portrait of a Lady, Giovanni Ambrogio De Predis (1455-1508)
The Adoration with Saint Roch, Gian Pietro Rizzoli detto Giampietrino (1508-1549)
The Wedding of Peleus and Thetis, Ambito di Francesco Albani (1578-1660)
Head of Christ the Redeemer, Gian Giacomo Caprotti detto Salai (1480-1524)
Crib, Federico Barocci o Baroccio detto il Fiori (1535-1612) (replica di)
Atlantic Codex (Codex Atlanticus), f. 307 verso, Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519)
Portrait of Saint Charles Borromeo, Giovanni Ambrogio Figino (1548-1608)
llias picta, NA
Mouse with Roses, Jan Brueghel il Vecchio “Dei Velluti” (1568-1625)
Portrait of a Young Man, Vittore Ghislandi detto Frà Galgario (1655-1743)
Original Sin, Jan II Brueghel il Giovane (1601-1678)
Sacra Conversazione, Ambrogio da Fossano detto il Bergognone (1453-1523)
Atlantic Codex (Codex Atlanticus), f. 909 verso, Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519)
Jael and Sisera, Giuseppe Vermiglio (1585-1635)
The Ambrosian Virgil of Francesco Petrarca, NA
Portrait of a Gentleman (Michel de l’Hospital), Giovan Battista Moroni (1520-1578)
Kids and Lambs, Francesco Londonio (1723-1783)
Self Portrait, Bertel Thorvaldsen (1770-1844)
Vase of Flowers with Jewel, Coins and Shells, Jan Brueghel il Vecchio “Dei Velluti” (1568-1625)
Winter Landscape with Skaters, Hendrick Avercamp (1585-1634)
Two daggers with sheaths (eared sfondagiaco daggers), Armorari milanesi
Atlantic Codex (Codex Atlanticus) f. 710 recto, Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519)
Portrait of Alessandro Negroni Prati Morosini, Francesco Hayez (1791-1882)
Dantesque window, Giuseppe Bertini (1825-1898)
Atlantic Codex (Codex Atlanticus), f. 1069 recto, Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519)
Atlantic Codex (Codex Atlanticus), f. 149 recto, Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519)
Mercury and Argus, Anonimo genovese (XVII secolo)
Diana the Huntress, Joachim Friess (XVI-XVII secolo)
Atlantic Codex (Codex Atlanticus) f. 851 recto, Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519)
Ceremonial saddle and stirrups. Detail of the wooden horse of Troy, Arte armaiola milanese
Judith and Holofernes, Giuseppe Vermiglio (1585-1635)
The Holy Family with Saints Anne and John, Bernardino Luini (1480-1532)
Laocoon (copy of the Vatican original), Leone Leoni
Landscape with Saint John the Baptist, Paul Bril (1554-1626)
Portrait of a Young Girl with a Dove, Natale Schiavoni (1777-1858)
The Adoration of the Magi, Maestro del Santo Sangue (XVI secolo)
Flowers and Roses, Gaetano Previati (1852-1920)
The Last Supper, Andrea Bianchi detto il Vespino (attivo 1612-1640)
Still Life with Fruit, Isaac Soreau (1604-1638)
The Adoration, Bartolomeo Suardi detto il Bramantino (1465-1530)
Washerwomen at the Canal, Emilio Gola (1851-1923)
Portrait of Bernardino da Lesmo, Bartolomeo Veneto (1502-1530)
Atlantic Codex (Codex Atlanticus), f. 272 verso, Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519)
Atlantic Codex (Codex Atlanticus), f. 116 recto, Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519)
The Assumption of the Virgin, Giovanni Agostino da Lodi (1467-1524 circa)
The Holy Family, Carlo Francesco Nuvolone (1608-1662)
Portrait of Giuseppina Negroni Prati Morosini, Francesco Hayez (1791-1882)
Atlantic Codex (Codex Atlanticus), f. 139 recto, Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519)
Still Life with Musical Instruments, Evaristo Baschenis (1617-1677)
Atlantic Codex (Codex Atlanticus), f. 33 recto, Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519)
Locked out of school, Emilio Longoni (1859-1932)
The Madonna and Child with a Worshipper, Bernardino Betti detto il Pinturicchio (1454-1513)
Portrait of Peter Leopold of Habsburg-Lorraine (later Leopold II), Anton Raphael Mengs (1728-1779)
The Holy Family with Sain John, Tobias and the Archangel Raphael, Bonifacio Veronese (1487-1553)
Atlantic Codex (Codex Atlanticus), f. 719 recto, Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519)
Susanna at her Bath, Carlo Francesco Nuvolone (1608-1662)
Plato, Giovanni Antonio Piatti (1447-1480)
The Damned Soul, Anonimo lombardo (XVII secolo)
The Madonna and Child with Saint John the Evangelist and Saint John the Baptist, Marco d’Oggiono (1470-1525)
Portrait of Manfredo Settala, Daniele Crespi (1600-1630) attribuito a
Clock with astrolabe, Sconosciuto
Moses and the Brazen Serpent, Cesare Ligari (1716-1770)
Display case with the hair of Lucrezia Borgia, Alfredo Ravasco
Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden, Jan II Brueghel il Giovane (1601-1678)
Atlantic Codex (Codex Atlanticus) f. 199 verso, Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519)
View of the Interior of the Duomo, Giovanni Migliara (1785-1837)
Pietà (copy from Michelangelo), Leone Leoni
Lesenes and trophies, Agostino Busti detto il Bambaia (1483-1548)
The Virgin of the Rocks, Andrea Bianchi detto il Vespino (attivo 1612-1640)
Octagonal casket, Bottega degli Embriachi (XIV-XV secolo)
The Martyrdom of Saint Peter of Verona, Alessandro Bonvicino detto Moretto (1490-1554)
The Presentation of Christ in the Temple, Giandomenico Tiepolo (1727-1804)
The Adoration of the Magi, Andrea Schiavone (1510-1563)
Portrait of Paolo Morigia, Fede Galizia (1578-1630)
Napoleon Bonaparte’s gloves, NA
Allegory of Water, Jan Brueghel il Vecchio “Dei Velluti” (1568-1625)
Atlantic Codex (Codex Atlanticus), f. 844 recto, Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519)
The Holy Family with Saint John the Baptist, Ubertini Francesco detto Bachiacca (1494-1557)
The School of Athens, Raffaello Sanzio (1483-1520)
Apse of San Satiro and View of the Duomo, Giovanni Migliara (1785-1837)
De divina proportione, Luca Pacioli (1445 circa – 1517)
Maternity, Mosè Bianchi (1840-1904)
The Rest on the Flight into Egypt, Jacopo da Ponte detto il Bassano (1510-1592)
Seascape, Paul Bril (1554-1626)
Man in Armour, Tiziano Vecellio (1480-1576)
Portrait of Napoleon King of Italy, Andrea Appiani (1754-1817)
Saint Michael the Archangel, Giulio Cesare Procaccini (1574-1625)
Atlantic Codex (Codex Atlanticus), f. 145 recto, Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519)
The Annunciation, Gerolamo Mazzola Bedoli (1500-1569)
Orrery, Sconosciuto
The Madonna of the Pavilion, Sandro Botticelli (Alessandro di Mariano Filipepi detto) (1444 o 1445-1510)
The Presentation of Christ in the Temple, Pietro Antonio Magatti (1691-1767)
Portrait of a Musician, Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519)
Basket of fruit, Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio (1571-1610)
Noctes Atticae, Aulo Gellio
Atlantic Codex (Codex Atlanticus), f. 5 recto, Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519)
Naturalis Historia, Plinio il Vecchio (23-79 dC)
Atlantic Codex (Codex Atlanticus), f. 3 recto, Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519)
Atlantic Codex (Codex Atlanticus), f. 1058 verso, Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519)
Christ Crowned with Thorns, Bernardino Luini (1480-1532)
Atlantic Codex (Codex Atlanticus), f. 29 recto, Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519)
Codice Atlantico (Codex Atlanticus), f. 1 recto, Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519)