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

Forms of diversity in man and nature

Accademia

Forms of diversity in man and nature

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17/10/2019-18/10/2019
DIES ACCADEMICI
Leonardo da Vinci and his legacy.<br>The artists and the techniques

Pinacoteca

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

The exhibition reveals the profound resonance that Leonardo's teaching in the field of design had on his students, his followers and the Lombard artists of the time.

17/09/2019-12/01/2020
Exhibition
The first ten years of the Classe di Slavistica of the Accademia Ambrosiana: life, research and outlook

Accademia

The first ten years of the Classe di Slavistica of the Accademia Ambrosiana: life, research and outlook

Since its foundation, ten years ago, the Classe di Slavistica of the Accademia Ambrosiana has been proposing itself as a place for the growth of knowledge, of research and of scholarly connections in Italy and abroad, due to its peculiar and rich placement within the Biblioteca Ambrosiana.

25/10/2019-26/10/2019
DIES ACCADEMICI
MARINA ABRAMOVIC | ESTASI

Pinacoteca

MARINA ABRAMOVIC | ESTASI

From October 18 to December 31, 2019, Marina Abramovic arrives in the Sala Sottofedericiana of the Pinacoteca Ambrosiana, with the video cycle “The Kitchen. Homage to Saint Therese"

18/10/2019-31/12/2019
Exhibition

ONLINE COLLECTION

(157 online artworks)

Atlantic Codex (Codex Atlanticus), f. 719 recto, Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519)
The Magdalen and the Angel, Giulio Cesare Procaccini (1574-1625)
The Adoration of the Magi, Maestro del Santo Sangue (XVI secolo)
Mary Magdalene, Tiziano Vecellio (1480-1576)
Portrait of Saint Charles Borromeo, Giovanni Ambrogio Figino (1548-1608)
Diana the Huntress, Joachim Friess (XVI-XVII secolo)
Atlantic Codex (Codex Atlanticus), f. 1069 recto, Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519)
Atlantic Codex (Codex Atlanticus), f. 909 verso, Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519)
The Triumph of David, Lucas Hugenszoon detto Luca di Leida (1494-1533)
Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden, Jan II Brueghel il Giovane (1601-1678)
Atlantic Codex (Codex Atlanticus), f. 272 verso, 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)
Christ Resurrected, Marco Basaiti (1470-1530)
The Wedding of Peleus and Thetis, Ambito di Francesco Albani (1578-1660)
Atlantic Codex (Codex Atlanticus), f. 117 recto, Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519)
The Blessed Soul, Anonimo lombardo (XVII secolo)
Laocoon (copy of the Vatican original), Leone Leoni
Portrait of a Pilgrim, Monogrammista HL (XVI secolo)
Atlantic Codex (Codex Atlanticus), f. 145 recto, Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519)
Armillary sphere, Giannello Torriani
De divina proportione, Luca Pacioli (1445 circa – 1517)
Head of Christ the Redeemer, Gian Giacomo Caprotti detto Salai (1480-1524)
Mouse with Roses, Jan Brueghel il Vecchio “Dei Velluti” (1568-1625)
Still Life with Fruit, Isaac Soreau (1604-1638)
The Adoration of the Magi, Pier Francesco Mazzucchelli detto il Morazzone (1571-1626)
Portrait of Manfredo Settala, Daniele Crespi (1600-1630) attribuito a
The Dormition of the Virgin, Anonimo ferrarese (XV secolo)
The Martyrdom of Saint Peter of Verona, Alessandro Bonvicino detto Moretto (1490-1554)
Pietà (copy from Michelangelo), Leone Leoni
Portrait of a Musician, Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519)
Christ Crowned with Thorns, Bernardino Luini (1480-1532)
Atlantic Codex (Codex Atlanticus), f. 845 recto, Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519)
Display case with the hair of Lucrezia Borgia, Alfredo Ravasco
Portrait of a Lady, Giovanni Ambrogio De Predis (1455-1508)
Landscape with Saint John the Baptist, Paul Bril (1554-1626)
Allegorical Female Figure, Giovanni Serodine (1600-1631)
Portrait of Bernardino da Lesmo, Bartolomeo Veneto (1502-1530)
Portrait of Napoleon King of Italy, Andrea Appiani (1754-1817)
Locked out of school, Emilio Longoni (1859-1932)
llias picta, NA
Portrait of a Young Man, Giorgione (Giorgio da Castelfranco copia da) (1478 circa-1510)
Still Life with Musical Instruments, Evaristo Baschenis (1617-1677)
Burse, Artista dell’Italia centrale
Atlantic Codex (Codex Atlanticus), f. 21 recto, Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519)
Portrait of Giovanni Battista Morosini, Francesco Hayez (1791-1882)
Adoration of the Magi, Tiziano Vecellio (1480-1576)
Latin astrolabe, Anonymous
The Madonna Enthroned with Saint Ambrose and Saint Michael, Bartolomeo Suardi detto il Bramantino (1465-1530)
Man in Armour, Tiziano Vecellio (1480-1576)
Susanna at her Bath, Carlo Francesco Nuvolone (1608-1662)
The Adoration with Saint Roch, Gian Pietro Rizzoli detto Giampietrino (1508-1549)
Atlantic Codex (Codex Atlanticus) f. 710 recto, Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519)
The Holy Family with Saint John the Baptist, Ubertini Francesco detto Bachiacca (1494-1557)
Portrait of a Young Man, Vittore Ghislandi detto Frà Galgario (1655-1743)
Ceremonial saddle and stirrups. Detail of the wooden horse of Troy, Arte armaiola milanese
The Madonna Nursing the Child by the Fountain, Bernaert van Orley (1488-1541)
Portrait of Peter Leopold of Habsburg-Lorraine (later Leopold II), Anton Raphael Mengs (1728-1779)
Atlantic Codex (Codex Atlanticus), f. 3 recto, Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519)
Saint Michael the Archangel, Giulio Cesare Procaccini (1574-1625)
Still Life with Fruit, Isaac Soreau (1604-1638)
Nautilus shell, Sconosciuto
Atlantic Codex (Codex Atlanticus), f. 4 recto, Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519)
Plato, Giovanni Antonio Piatti (1447-1480)
Saint John the Baptist, Gian Giacomo Caprotti
Atlantic Codex (Codex Atlanticus), f. 71 recto, Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519)
Allegory of Fire, Jan Brueghel il Vecchio “Dei Velluti” (1568-1625)
Moses and the Brazen Serpent, Cesare Ligari (1716-1770)
Atlantic Codex (Codex Atlanticus), f. 1058 verso, Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519)
Washerwomen at the Canal, Emilio Gola (1851-1923)
Atlantic Codex (Codex Atlanticus), f. 860 recto, Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519)
The Last Supper, Andrea Bianchi detto il Vespino (attivo 1612-1640)
The Holy Family with Sain John, Tobias and the Archangel Raphael, Bonifacio Veronese (1487-1553)
Vase of Flowers with Jewel, Coins and Shells, Jan Brueghel il Vecchio “Dei Velluti” (1568-1625)
Apse of San Satiro and View of the Duomo, Giovanni Migliara (1785-1837)
Portrait of Giuseppina Negroni Prati Morosini, Francesco Hayez (1791-1882)
Flowers in a Vase, Jan Brueghel il Vecchio “Dei Velluti” (1568-1625)
The Virgin of the Rocks, Andrea Bianchi detto il Vespino (attivo 1612-1640)
Portrait of a Young Girl with a Dove, Natale Schiavoni (1777-1858)
Orrery, Sconosciuto
View of the Interior of the Duomo, Giovanni Migliara (1785-1837)
Octagonal casket, Bottega degli Embriachi (XIV-XV secolo)
Atlantic Codex (Codex Atlanticus), f. 149 recto, Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519)
The Holy Family with Saints Anne and John, Bernardino Luini (1480-1532)
The Placing of Christ in the Sepulchre, Tiziano Vecellio (1480-1576)
The Arco della Pace in Milan, Giovanni Migliara (1785-1837)
Mary Magdalene Penitent, Guido Reni (1575-1642)
Atlantic Codex (Codex Atlanticus), f. 455 recto, Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519)
Horse’s head (Copy from the equestrian monument to Marcus Aurelius on the Capitol in Rome), NA
The Madonna of the Pavilion, Sandro Botticelli (Alessandro di Mariano Filipepi detto) (1444 o 1445-1510)
Basket of fruit, Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio (1571-1610)
Atlantic Codex (Codex Atlanticus), f. 12 recto, Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519)
Atlantic Codex (Codex Atlanticus), f. 5 recto, Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519)
Two daggers with sheaths (eared sfondagiaco daggers), Armorari milanesi
Portico in Ruins, Giovanni Migliara (1785-1837)
Codice Atlantico (Codex Atlanticus), f. 104 recto, Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519)
The Madonna and Child with Saint Peter and Saint Jerome, Cesare Magni (1511-1534)
Winter Landscape with Skaters, Hendrick Avercamp (1585-1634)
The Assumption of the Virgin, Giovanni Agostino da Lodi (1467-1524 circa)
Atlantic Codex (Codex Atlanticus), f. 72 recto, Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519)
The Martyrdom of Saint Sebastian, Antonio Badile (1518-1560)
The Annunciation, Gerolamo Mazzola Bedoli (1500-1569)
Atlantic Codex (Codex Atlanticus), f. 49 recto, Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519)
Atlantic Codex (Codex Atlanticus) f. 851 recto, Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519)
Lesenes and trophies, Agostino Busti detto il Bambaia (1483-1548)
Seascape, Paul Bril (1554-1626)
Atlantic Codex (Codex Atlanticus), f. 33 recto, Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519)
Clock with astrolabe, Sconosciuto
Dantesque window, Giuseppe Bertini (1825-1898)
The Damned Soul, Anonimo lombardo (XVII secolo)
Noctes Atticae, Aulo Gellio
Self Portrait, Antonio Canova (1757-1822)
Atlantic Codex (Codex Atlanticus), f. 29 recto, Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519)
Atlantic Codex (Codex Atlanticus), f. 858 recto, Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519)
Self Portrait, Bertel Thorvaldsen (1770-1844)
Cup with Turbo marmoratus shell, Christoph Lencker (1556 circa-1613)
Atlantic Codex (Codex Atlanticus), f. 844 recto, Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519)
The School of Athens, Raffaello Sanzio (1483-1520)
Naturalis Historia, Plinio il Vecchio (23-79 dC)
Portrait of Paolo Morigia, Fede Galizia (1578-1630)
Flowers and Roses, Gaetano Previati (1852-1920)
Portrait of Alessandro Negroni Prati Morosini, Francesco Hayez (1791-1882)
Atlantic Codex (Codex Atlanticus), f. 116 recto, Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519)
Jael and Sisera, Giuseppe Vermiglio (1585-1635)
Male portrait, Hans Muelich (1516-1573)
A Soul in Purgatory, Anonimo lombardo (XVII secolo)
Christ on the Way to Calvary, Giovanni Busi detto Cariani (1480-1547)
Maternity, Mosè Bianchi (1840-1904)
Portrait of a Gentleman (Michel de l’Hospital), Giovan Battista Moroni (1520-1578)
Atlantic Codex (Codex Atlanticus), f. 873 recto, Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519)
Atlantic Codex (Codex Atlanticus), f. 26 verso, Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519)
The Rest on the Flight into Egypt, Jacopo da Ponte detto il Bassano (1510-1592)
Atlantic Codex (Codex Atlanticus), f. 812 recto, Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519)
Napoleon Bonaparte’s gloves, NA
Mercury and Argus, Anonimo genovese (XVII secolo)
The Madonna and Child with a Worshipper, Bernardino Betti detto il Pinturicchio (1454-1513)
Allegory of Water, Jan Brueghel il Vecchio “Dei Velluti” (1568-1625)
Libro d’Ore Borromeo, Cristoforo de Predis (1440-1486)
Figured casket, Scultore lombardo
The Adoration, Bartolomeo Suardi detto il Bramantino (1465-1530)
Atlantic Codex (Codex Atlanticus), f. 663 recto, Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519)
Atlantic Codex (Codex Atlanticus), f. 1006 verso, Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519)
The Madonna and Child with Saint John the Evangelist and Saint John the Baptist, Marco d’Oggiono (1470-1525)
Codice Atlantico (Codex Atlanticus), f. 1 recto, Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519)
Judith and Holofernes, Giuseppe Vermiglio (1585-1635)
The Presentation of Christ in the Temple, Pietro Antonio Magatti (1691-1767)
The Ambrosian Virgil of Francesco Petrarca, NA
Portrait of Emilia Morosini Zeltner, Francesco Hayez (1791-1882)
The Holy Family, Carlo Francesco Nuvolone (1608-1662)
Original Sin, Jan II Brueghel il Giovane (1601-1678)
Sacra Conversazione, Ambrogio da Fossano detto il Bergognone (1453-1523)
Kids and Lambs, Francesco Londonio (1723-1783)
The infant Jesus with a Lamb, Bernardino Luini (1480-1532)
Atlantic Codex (Codex Atlanticus) f. 199 verso, Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519)
The Adoration of the Magi, Andrea Schiavone (1510-1563)
Atlantic Codex (Codex Atlanticus), f. 139 recto, Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519)
The Presentation of Christ in the Temple, Giandomenico Tiepolo (1727-1804)