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: <BR> OPENING HOURS FROM SEPTEMBER 1

Pinacoteca

PINACOTECA: OPENING HOURS FROM SEPTEMBER 1

Opening hours and access rules from September 1

25/09/2020
NEWS
OCTOBER 2020: <br>READING ROOM OPENING HOURS

Ambrosiana

OCTOBER 2020: READING ROOM OPENING HOURS

Opening hours and access rules for the month of October

15/09/2020
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.

30/05/2020-11/10/2020
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.

30/05/2020-11/10/2020
Exhibition

ONLINE COLLECTION

(158 online artworks)

Portrait of Napoleon King of Italy, Andrea Appiani (1754-1817)
Portrait of a Musician, Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519)
Still Life with Fruit, Isaac Soreau (1604-1638)
Figured casket, Scultore lombardo
Portrait of Bernardino da Lesmo, Bartolomeo Veneto (1502-1530)
The Blessed Soul, Anonimo lombardo (XVII secolo)
The Madonna and Child with Saint John the Evangelist and Saint John the Baptist, Marco d’Oggiono (1470-1525)
Allegory of Water, Jan Brueghel il Vecchio “Dei Velluti” (1568-1625)
Diana the Huntress, Joachim Friess (XVI-XVII secolo)
Christ Resurrected, Marco Basaiti (1470-1530)
Orrery, Sconosciuto
Noctes Atticae, Aulo Gellio
The Magdalen and the Angel, Giulio Cesare Procaccini (1574-1625)
Display case with the hair of Lucrezia Borgia, Alfredo Ravasco
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)
Octagonal casket, Bottega degli Embriachi (XIV-XV secolo)
Portrait of a Young Man, Giorgione (Giorgio da Castelfranco copia da) (1478 circa-1510)
The Adoration of the Magi, Pier Francesco Mazzucchelli detto il Morazzone (1571-1626)
Adoration of the Magi, Tiziano Vecellio (1480-1576)
Christ on the Way to Calvary, Giovanni Busi detto Cariani (1480-1547)
The Ambrosian Virgil of Francesco Petrarca, NA
Pietà (copy from Michelangelo), Leone Leoni
Portrait of Giovanni Battista Morosini, Francesco Hayez (1791-1882)
The Adoration of the Magi, Andrea Schiavone (1510-1563)
The Adoration of the Magi, Maestro del Santo Sangue (XVI secolo)
The Adoration with Saint Roch, Gian Pietro Rizzoli detto Giampietrino (1508-1549)
Portrait of Giuseppina Negroni Prati Morosini, Francesco Hayez (1791-1882)
The Virgin of the Rocks, Andrea Bianchi detto il Vespino (attivo 1612-1640)
Vase of Flowers with Jewel, Coins and Shells, Jan Brueghel il Vecchio “Dei Velluti” (1568-1625)
The Holy Family with Saints Anne and John, Bernardino Luini (1480-1532)
The Presentation of Christ in the Temple, Giandomenico Tiepolo (1727-1804)
Atlantic Codex (Codex Atlanticus), f. 3 recto, Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519)
Atlantic Codex (Codex Atlanticus), f. 844 recto, Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519)
Portrait of Emilia Morosini Zeltner, Francesco Hayez (1791-1882)
Still Life with Musical Instruments, Evaristo Baschenis (1617-1677)
Allegorical Female Figure, Giovanni Serodine (1600-1631)
The Martyrdom of Saint Peter of Verona, Alessandro Bonvicino detto Moretto (1490-1554)
Atlantic Codex (Codex Atlanticus), f. 116 recto, Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519)
Mary Magdalene, Tiziano Vecellio (1480-1576)
Crib, Federico Barocci o Baroccio detto il Fiori (1535-1612) (replica di)
Naturalis Historia, Plinio il Vecchio (23-79 dC)
Winter Landscape with Skaters, Hendrick Avercamp (1585-1634)
Atlantic Codex (Codex Atlanticus) f. 710 recto, Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519)
Atlantic Codex (Codex Atlanticus), f. 4 recto, Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519)
De divina proportione, Luca Pacioli (1445 circa – 1517)
Mercury and Argus, Anonimo genovese (XVII secolo)
The Annunciation, Gerolamo Mazzola Bedoli (1500-1569)
Atlantic Codex (Codex Atlanticus), f. 149 recto, Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519)
Atlantic Codex (Codex Atlanticus), f. 117 recto, Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519)
The Holy Family, Carlo Francesco Nuvolone (1608-1662)
Cup with Turbo marmoratus shell, Christoph Lencker (1556 circa-1613)
Ceremonial saddle and stirrups. Detail of the wooden horse of Troy, Arte armaiola milanese
Flowers and Roses, Gaetano Previati (1852-1920)
The Rest on the Flight into Egypt, Jacopo da Ponte detto il Bassano (1510-1592)
Portrait of Paolo Morigia, Fede Galizia (1578-1630)
The Martyrdom of Saint Sebastian, Antonio Badile (1518-1560)
Codice Atlantico (Codex Atlanticus), f. 1 recto, Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519)
Moses and the Brazen Serpent, Cesare Ligari (1716-1770)
Horse’s head (Copy from the equestrian monument to Marcus Aurelius on the Capitol in Rome), NA
The infant Jesus with a Lamb, Bernardino Luini (1480-1532)
Portico in Ruins, Giovanni Migliara (1785-1837)
Atlantic Codex (Codex Atlanticus), f. 33 recto, Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519)
Susanna at her Bath, Carlo Francesco Nuvolone (1608-1662)
Atlantic Codex (Codex Atlanticus), f. 812 recto, Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519)
Atlantic Codex (Codex Atlanticus), f. 12 recto, Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519)
Plato, Giovanni Antonio Piatti (1447-1480)
Atlantic Codex (Codex Atlanticus), f. 1058 verso, Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519)
Flowers in a Vase, Jan Brueghel il Vecchio “Dei Velluti” (1568-1625)
The Holy Family with Saint John the Baptist, Ubertini Francesco detto Bachiacca (1494-1557)
Nautilus shell, Sconosciuto
Portrait of Manfredo Settala, Daniele Crespi (1600-1630) attribuito a
Male portrait, Hans Muelich (1516-1573)
Portrait of a Young Man, Vittore Ghislandi detto Frà Galgario (1655-1743)
The Madonna Enthroned with Saint Ambrose and Saint Michael, Bartolomeo Suardi detto il Bramantino (1465-1530)
Laocoon (copy of the Vatican original), Leone Leoni
Atlantic Codex (Codex Atlanticus), f. 860 recto, Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519)
View of the Interior of the Duomo, Giovanni Migliara (1785-1837)
Apse of San Satiro and View of the Duomo, Giovanni Migliara (1785-1837)
Mouse with Roses, Jan Brueghel il Vecchio “Dei Velluti” (1568-1625)
A Soul in Purgatory, Anonimo lombardo (XVII secolo)
Portrait of a Young Girl with a Dove, Natale Schiavoni (1777-1858)
Self Portrait, Bertel Thorvaldsen (1770-1844)
The Madonna Nursing the Child by the Fountain, Bernaert van Orley (1488-1541)
Original Sin, Jan II Brueghel il Giovane (1601-1678)
The Triumph of David, Lucas Hugenszoon detto Luca di Leida (1494-1533)
The Placing of Christ in the Sepulchre, Tiziano Vecellio (1480-1576)
Atlantic Codex (Codex Atlanticus), f. 845 recto, Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519)
Atlantic Codex (Codex Atlanticus), f. 909 verso, Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519)
The School of Athens, Raffaello Sanzio (1483-1520)
Basket of fruit, Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio (1571-1610)
Atlantic Codex (Codex Atlanticus), f. 873 recto, Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519)
Atlantic Codex (Codex Atlanticus), f. 272 verso, Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519)
Locked out of school, Emilio Longoni (1859-1932)
Atlantic Codex (Codex Atlanticus), f. 1069 recto, Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519)
Clock with astrolabe, Sconosciuto
Armillary sphere, Giannello Torriani
The Holy Family with Sain John, Tobias and the Archangel Raphael, Bonifacio Veronese (1487-1553)
Atlantic Codex (Codex Atlanticus), f. 858 recto, Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519)
Mary Magdalene Penitent, Guido Reni (1575-1642)
llias picta, NA
Judith and Holofernes, Giuseppe Vermiglio (1585-1635)
Still Life with Fruit, Isaac Soreau (1604-1638)
Saint Michael the Archangel, Giulio Cesare Procaccini (1574-1625)
Atlantic Codex (Codex Atlanticus), f. 72 recto, Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519)
The Kiss, Francesco Hayez (1791-1882)
The Last Supper, Andrea Bianchi detto il Vespino (attivo 1612-1640)
Landscape with Saint John the Baptist, Paul Bril (1554-1626)
Self Portrait, Antonio Canova (1757-1822)
Atlantic Codex (Codex Atlanticus), f. 71 recto, Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519)
Atlantic Codex (Codex Atlanticus), f. 29 recto, Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519)
Sacra Conversazione, Ambrogio da Fossano detto il Bergognone (1453-1523)
Portrait of a Pilgrim, Monogrammista HL (XVI secolo)
Atlantic Codex (Codex Atlanticus), f. 1006 verso, Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519)
The Madonna and Child with a Worshipper, Bernardino Betti detto il Pinturicchio (1454-1513)
Atlantic Codex (Codex Atlanticus), f. 26 verso, Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519)
Atlantic Codex (Codex Atlanticus), f. 139 recto, Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519)
The Adoration, Bartolomeo Suardi detto il Bramantino (1465-1530)
Atlantic Codex (Codex Atlanticus) f. 851 recto, Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519)
Seascape, Paul Bril (1554-1626)
Portrait of a Lady, Giovanni Ambrogio De Predis (1455-1508)
Dantesque window, Giuseppe Bertini (1825-1898)
Man in Armour, Tiziano Vecellio (1480-1576)
The Arco della Pace in Milan, Giovanni Migliara (1785-1837)
The Madonna of the Pavilion, Sandro Botticelli (Alessandro di Mariano Filipepi detto) (1444 o 1445-1510)
Head of Christ the Redeemer, Gian Giacomo Caprotti detto Salai (1480-1524)
Atlantic Codex (Codex Atlanticus), f. 21 recto, Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519)
The Damned Soul, Anonimo lombardo (XVII secolo)
Portrait of Alessandro Negroni Prati Morosini, Francesco Hayez (1791-1882)
Atlantic Codex (Codex Atlanticus) f. 199 verso, Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519)
Latin astrolabe, Anonymous
Lesenes and trophies, Agostino Busti detto il Bambaia (1483-1548)
Portrait of Saint Charles Borromeo, Giovanni Ambrogio Figino (1548-1608)
Saint John the Baptist, Gian Giacomo Caprotti
Napoleon Bonaparte’s gloves, NA
The Wedding of Peleus and Thetis, Ambito di Francesco Albani (1578-1660)
Maternity, Mosè Bianchi (1840-1904)
Atlantic Codex (Codex Atlanticus), f. 5 recto, Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519)
Codice Atlantico (Codex Atlanticus), f. 104 recto, Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519)
The Dormition of the Virgin, Anonimo ferrarese (XV secolo)
The Madonna and Child with Saint Peter and Saint Jerome, Cesare Magni (1511-1534)
Allegory of Fire, Jan Brueghel il Vecchio “Dei Velluti” (1568-1625)
Atlantic Codex (Codex Atlanticus), f. 455 recto, Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519)
The Presentation of Christ in the Temple, Pietro Antonio Magatti (1691-1767)
Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden, Jan II Brueghel il Giovane (1601-1678)
Atlantic Codex (Codex Atlanticus), f. 49 recto, Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519)
Atlantic Codex (Codex Atlanticus), f. 663 recto, Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519)
Christ Crowned with Thorns, Bernardino Luini (1480-1532)
Libro d’Ore Borromeo, Cristoforo de Predis (1440-1486)
Atlantic Codex (Codex Atlanticus), f. 307 verso, Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519)
Kids and Lambs, Francesco Londonio (1723-1783)
Portrait of Peter Leopold of Habsburg-Lorraine (later Leopold II), Anton Raphael Mengs (1728-1779)
Burse, Artista dell’Italia centrale
Jael and Sisera, Giuseppe Vermiglio (1585-1635)
Washerwomen at the Canal, Emilio Gola (1851-1923)
The Assumption of the Virgin, Giovanni Agostino da Lodi (1467-1524 circa)
Two daggers with sheaths (eared sfondagiaco daggers), Armorari milanesi
Atlantic Codex (Codex Atlanticus), f. 719 recto, Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519)