Ambrosiana

Basket of fruit
Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio (1571-1610)
1594-1598
oil on canvas
62 × 47 cm
(detail)

Pinacoteca

The Pinacoteca Ambrosiana was established in April 1618, when Cardinal Federico Borromeo donated his
collection of paintings, drawings and statues to the Biblioteca Ambrosiana, which he had founded in 1607.

The museum consists of 24 rooms, where visitors can admire some of the greatest masterpieces of all time, such as the Portrait of a Musician by Leonardo da Vinci, The Basket of Fruit by Caravaggio, the cartoon for the School of Athens by Raphael, the Adoration of the Magi by Titian, the Madonna of the Pavilion by Sandro Botticelli and the magnificent Vases of Flowers by Jan Brueghel.

In addition to Renaissance artworks, the museum’s collections include paintings by important 17th-century Lombard artists (Morazzone, Giulio Cesare Procaccini, Daniele Crespi and Carlo Francesco Nuvolone), as well as 18th-century painters (Giandomenico Tiepolo, Fra’ Galgario, Francesco Londonio), and also a notable cluster of 19th- and early 20th-centuries artists like Andrea Appiani, Francesco Hayez and Emilio Longoni.

INFO

VENERANDA BIBLIOTECA AMBROSIANA
Piazza Pio XI, 2
20123 MILAN
ITALY

Tel. +39 0280692.1
Fax +39 0280692.215
info@ambrosiana.it

PINACOTECA HOURS
Tue-Sun
10.00 a.m. – 6.00 p.m.
(last entrance 17:30;
the visit requires
a minimum of 90 minutes)

Closed every Mon,
December 25th, January 1st,
Easter Day

Pinacoteca

In the various rooms, one can also discover a series of genuine curiosities, like the gloves that Napoleon wore at Waterloo, the armillary spheres from the Settala Collection, or the showcase containing a lock of Lucrezia Borgia’s hair: many famous poets, such as Gabriele D’Annunzio and Lord Byron, have come to draw inspiration from it.

INFO UTILI

VENERANDA BIBLIOTECA AMBROSIANA
Piazza Pio XI, 2
20123 MILAN
ITALY

Tel. +39 0280692.1
Fax +39 0280692.215
info@ambrosiana.it

PINACOTECA HOURS
Tue-Sun
10.00 a.m. – 6.00 p.m.
(last entrance 17:30;
the visit requires
a minimum of 90 minutes)

Closed every Mon,
December 25th, January 1st,
Easter Day

WHAT’S ON

READING ROOM<br>OPEN FROM APRIL 13

Biblioteca

READING ROOM OPEN FROM APRIL 13

Opening hours and access procedures

10/04/2021
NEWS
PINACOTECA CLOSED TO THE PUBLIC

Ambrosiana

PINACOTECA CLOSED TO THE PUBLIC

Until further notice

27/02/2021
NEWS

ONLINE COLLECTION

(158 online artworks)

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