Codice Atlantico (Codex Atlanticus)
f. 139 recto In the centre: siege machine
to defend a fortification;
above, on the right:
details of the machine.
Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519)
I AM A SCHOLAR
For those who visit the Ambrosiana Library regularly to conduct historical or literary research, we firstly propose to enrich their research by use of the online catalogue, with a viewing of artworks from the period investigated, or inspired by the works to which they are devoting their studies.
For those engaged in studies related to the history of art, the six volumes of the Scientific Catalogue of the Ambrosian Art Gallery, published between 2005 and 2010 by Electa Mondadori thanks to a precious contribution by Banca Intesa, are an indispensable reference work in the series “Museums and Galleries of Milan”.
In them you will find the catalogue and descriptive entries enriched by a bibliography and images that offer a valuable starting point for work and judgment on the works in our collection.
VENERANDA BIBLIOTECA AMBROSIANA
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On show until September 15, 2019, the exhibition deals with the Master's last years of activity, through a selection of 23 drawings from the Codex Atlanticus, dating from Leonardo's French stay, at the court of Francis I