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

PINACOTECA: UPDATED OPENING HOURS AND ACCESS RULES

Pinacoteca

PINACOTECA: UPDATED OPENING HOURS AND ACCESS RULES

From January 10 "super green pass" necessary to be admitted | Opening hours: Tue to Fri 14.00-18.00 ; Sat-Sun 10.00-18.00;

28/12/2021
NEWS
NAPOLEON AT THE AMBROSIANA

Pinacoteca

NAPOLEON AT THE AMBROSIANA

A journey through representation in the Napoleonic era in Milan: a melting pot of tradition, propaganda and of change and continuity at the same time.

05/10/2021-03/04/2022
Exhibition
READING ROOM: <br>UPDATED OPENING HOURS

Ambrosiana

READING ROOM: UPDATED OPENING HOURS

Open from Sep 1, Monday to Friday, 9.00 to 13.00. Reservation mandatory.

30/08/2021
NEWS

ONLINE COLLECTION

(158 online artworks)

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