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

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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

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“5xLeonardo”<br>a single and discounted ticket to visit five Milanese museums

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“5xLeonardo”
a single and discounted ticket to visit five Milanese museums

A joint ticketing project among 5 Milanese museums to mark 500 years since Leonardo da Vinci’s death and the “Milano Leonardo 500” event

18/04/2019
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L’oro invisibile,
12+1 opere preziose

The exhibition presents 12 + 1 precious works, dedicated to the Last Supper by Leonardo da Vinci, conceived by Giulio Manfredi, one of the most internationally appreciated creative talents.

09/05/2019-09/07/2019
Exhibition
Il Raffaello dell'Ambrosiana. In principio il Cartone

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Il Raffaello dell'Ambrosiana. In principio il Cartone

The restored masterpiece of the genius from Urbino in the new exhibition room designed by Studio Boeri Architetti.

27/03/2019-31/12/2019
Exhibition
The Genius experience. Leonardo and Warhol

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The Genius experience. Leonardo and Warhol

To celebrate the fifth centenary of Leonardo’s death, the Crypt of Leonard hosts a great exhibition by Leonardo da Vinci and Andy Warhol. 

01/03/2019-30/06/2019
Exhibition

ONLINE COLLECTION

(157 online artworks)

Atlantic Codex (Codex Atlanticus), f. 33 recto, Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519)
The Magdalen and the Angel, Giulio Cesare Procaccini (1574-1625)
Portrait of Emilia Morosini Zeltner, Francesco Hayez (1791-1882)
Christ on the Way to Calvary, Giovanni Busi detto Cariani (1480-1547)
The Holy Family, Carlo Francesco Nuvolone (1608-1662)
Jael and Sisera, Giuseppe Vermiglio (1585-1635)
Latin astrolabe, Anonymous
Mouse with Roses, Jan Brueghel il Vecchio “Dei Velluti” (1568-1625)
The Assumption of the Virgin, Giovanni Agostino da Lodi (1467-1524 circa)
The Dormition of the Virgin, Anonimo ferrarese (XV secolo)
Still Life with Fruit, Isaac Soreau (1604-1638)
Man in Armour, Tiziano Vecellio (1480-1576)
Christ Resurrected, Marco Basaiti (1470-1530)
Sacra Conversazione, Ambrogio da Fossano detto il Bergognone (1453-1523)
Atlantic Codex (Codex Atlanticus), f. 72 recto, Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519)
Horse’s head (Copy from the equestrian monument to Marcus Aurelius on the Capitol in Rome), NA
Octagonal casket, Bottega degli Embriachi (XIV-XV secolo)
Atlantic Codex (Codex Atlanticus), f. 455 recto, Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519)
Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden, Jan II Brueghel il Giovane (1601-1678)
Portrait of a Pilgrim, Monogrammista HL (XVI secolo)
Portrait of Giovanni Battista Morosini, Francesco Hayez (1791-1882)
Head of Christ the Redeemer, Gian Giacomo Caprotti detto Salai (1480-1524)
The Arco della Pace in Milan, Giovanni Migliara (1785-1837)
Flowers and Roses, Gaetano Previati (1852-1920)
Portrait of a Young Man, Giorgione (Giorgio da Castelfranco copia da) (1478 circa-1510)
Allegory of Fire, Jan Brueghel il Vecchio “Dei Velluti” (1568-1625)
Libro d’Ore Borromeo, Cristoforo de Predis (1440-1486)
Atlantic Codex (Codex Atlanticus), f. 860 recto, Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519)
Self Portrait, Antonio Canova (1757-1822)
The Adoration, Bartolomeo Suardi detto il Bramantino (1465-1530)
Portrait of Peter Leopold of Habsburg-Lorraine (later Leopold II), Anton Raphael Mengs (1728-1779)
The Adoration of the Magi, Pier Francesco Mazzucchelli detto il Morazzone (1571-1626)
The Presentation of Christ in the Temple, Giandomenico Tiepolo (1727-1804)
Portrait of Paolo Morigia, Fede Galizia (1578-1630)
Orrery, Sconosciuto
Atlantic Codex (Codex Atlanticus), f. 873 recto, Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519)
Atlantic Codex (Codex Atlanticus), f. 844 recto, Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519)
The Presentation of Christ in the Temple, Pietro Antonio Magatti (1691-1767)
Washerwomen at the Canal, Emilio Gola (1851-1923)
Original Sin, Jan II Brueghel il Giovane (1601-1678)
Atlantic Codex (Codex Atlanticus), f. 4 recto, Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519)
Saint John the Baptist, Gian Giacomo Caprotti
Atlantic Codex (Codex Atlanticus), f. 845 recto, Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519)
Napoleon Bonaparte’s gloves, NA
The Wedding of Peleus and Thetis, Ambito di Francesco Albani (1578-1660)
The Virgin of the Rocks, Andrea Bianchi detto il Vespino (attivo 1612-1640)
Atlantic Codex (Codex Atlanticus), f. 49 recto, Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519)
Atlantic Codex (Codex Atlanticus), f. 1069 recto, Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519)
Mary Magdalene, Tiziano Vecellio (1480-1576)
Self Portrait, Bertel Thorvaldsen (1770-1844)
De divina proportione, Luca Pacioli (1445 circa – 1517)
Plato, Giovanni Antonio Piatti (1447-1480)
The Triumph of David, Lucas Hugenszoon detto Luca di Leida (1494-1533)
Portrait of Manfredo Settala, Daniele Crespi (1600-1630) attribuito a
The Blessed Soul, Anonimo lombardo (XVII secolo)
Christ Crowned with Thorns, Bernardino Luini (1480-1532)
Portrait of Napoleon King of Italy, Andrea Appiani (1754-1817)
Atlantic Codex (Codex Atlanticus), f. 5 recto, Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519)
Pietà (copy from Michelangelo), Leone Leoni
Allegorical Female Figure, Giovanni Serodine (1600-1631)
Atlantic Codex (Codex Atlanticus) f. 710 recto, Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519)
The Adoration with Saint Roch, Gian Pietro Rizzoli detto Giampietrino (1508-1549)
Atlantic Codex (Codex Atlanticus), f. 139 recto, Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519)
Atlantic Codex (Codex Atlanticus), f. 21 recto, Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519)
Atlantic Codex (Codex Atlanticus), f. 145 recto, Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519)
Nautilus shell, Sconosciuto
Atlantic Codex (Codex Atlanticus), f. 3 recto, Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519)
Display case with the hair of Lucrezia Borgia, Alfredo Ravasco
Atlantic Codex (Codex Atlanticus), f. 909 verso, Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519)
Atlantic Codex (Codex Atlanticus), f. 1006 verso, Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519)
Atlantic Codex (Codex Atlanticus), f. 12 recto, Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519)
Cup with Turbo marmoratus shell, Christoph Lencker (1556 circa-1613)
Codice Atlantico (Codex Atlanticus), f. 104 recto, Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519)
The Holy Family with Saints Anne and John, Bernardino Luini (1480-1532)
Atlantic Codex (Codex Atlanticus), f. 663 recto, Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519)
Mercury and Argus, Anonimo genovese (XVII secolo)
Locked out of school, Emilio Longoni (1859-1932)
The Adoration of the Magi, Maestro del Santo Sangue (XVI secolo)
Atlantic Codex (Codex Atlanticus), f. 117 recto, Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519)
The Madonna and Child with a Worshipper, Bernardino Betti detto il Pinturicchio (1454-1513)
Atlantic Codex (Codex Atlanticus), f. 307 verso, Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519)
Male portrait, Hans Muelich (1516-1573)
Burse, Artista dell’Italia centrale
Atlantic Codex (Codex Atlanticus), f. 858 recto, Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519)
Vase of Flowers with Jewel, Coins and Shells, Jan Brueghel il Vecchio “Dei Velluti” (1568-1625)
A Soul in Purgatory, Anonimo lombardo (XVII secolo)
Figured casket, Scultore lombardo
Portrait of Giuseppina Negroni Prati Morosini, Francesco Hayez (1791-1882)
Atlantic Codex (Codex Atlanticus), f. 1058 verso, Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519)
Portrait of a Musician, Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519)
Saint Michael the Archangel, Giulio Cesare Procaccini (1574-1625)
llias picta, NA
The Martyrdom of Saint Peter of Verona, Alessandro Bonvicino detto Moretto (1490-1554)
Portrait of a Young Man, Vittore Ghislandi detto Frà Galgario (1655-1743)
The Madonna of the Pavilion, Sandro Botticelli (Alessandro di Mariano Filipepi detto) (1444 o 1445-1510)
Codice Atlantico (Codex Atlanticus), f. 1 recto, Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519)
The Placing of Christ in the Sepulchre, Tiziano Vecellio (1480-1576)
The Madonna Nursing the Child by the Fountain, Bernaert van Orley (1488-1541)
Naturalis Historia, Plinio il Vecchio (23-79 dC)
Basket of fruit, Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio (1571-1610)
Portrait of a Gentleman (Michel de l’Hospital), Giovan Battista Moroni (1520-1578)
The Holy Family with Sain John, Tobias and the Archangel Raphael, Bonifacio Veronese (1487-1553)
Susanna at her Bath, Carlo Francesco Nuvolone (1608-1662)
Apse of San Satiro and View of the Duomo, Giovanni Migliara (1785-1837)
Atlantic Codex (Codex Atlanticus), f. 116 recto, Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519)
Atlantic Codex (Codex Atlanticus), f. 272 verso, Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519)
Maternity, Mosè Bianchi (1840-1904)
The Rest on the Flight into Egypt, Jacopo da Ponte detto il Bassano (1510-1592)
Flowers in a Vase, Jan Brueghel il Vecchio “Dei Velluti” (1568-1625)
The Madonna Enthroned with Saint Ambrose and Saint Michael, Bartolomeo Suardi detto il Bramantino (1465-1530)
Judith and Holofernes, Giuseppe Vermiglio (1585-1635)
The Adoration of the Magi, Andrea Schiavone (1510-1563)
Portrait of Alessandro Negroni Prati Morosini, Francesco Hayez (1791-1882)
Laocoon (copy of the Vatican original), Leone Leoni
Moses and the Brazen Serpent, Cesare Ligari (1716-1770)
Atlantic Codex (Codex Atlanticus), f. 29 recto, Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519)
The Madonna and Child with Saint Peter and Saint Jerome, Cesare Magni (1511-1534)
Two daggers with sheaths (eared sfondagiaco daggers), Armorari milanesi
The Madonna and Child with Saint John the Evangelist and Saint John the Baptist, Marco d’Oggiono (1470-1525)
View of the Interior of the Duomo, Giovanni Migliara (1785-1837)
Atlantic Codex (Codex Atlanticus), f. 71 recto, Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519)
The Last Supper, Andrea Bianchi detto il Vespino (attivo 1612-1640)
The Damned Soul, Anonimo lombardo (XVII secolo)
Winter Landscape with Skaters, Hendrick Avercamp (1585-1634)
The Martyrdom of Saint Sebastian, Antonio Badile (1518-1560)
Allegory of Water, Jan Brueghel il Vecchio “Dei Velluti” (1568-1625)
Diana the Huntress, Joachim Friess (XVI-XVII secolo)
Still Life with Musical Instruments, Evaristo Baschenis (1617-1677)
Lesenes and trophies, Agostino Busti detto il Bambaia (1483-1548)
Portrait of a Young Girl with a Dove, Natale Schiavoni (1777-1858)
Ceremonial saddle and stirrups. Detail of the wooden horse of Troy, Arte armaiola milanese
Still Life with Fruit, Isaac Soreau (1604-1638)
Landscape with Saint John the Baptist, Paul Bril (1554-1626)
Adoration of the Magi, Tiziano Vecellio (1480-1576)
The Holy Family with Saint John the Baptist, Ubertini Francesco detto Bachiacca (1494-1557)
The infant Jesus with a Lamb, Bernardino Luini (1480-1532)
The Annunciation, Gerolamo Mazzola Bedoli (1500-1569)
Dantesque window, Giuseppe Bertini (1825-1898)
Atlantic Codex (Codex Atlanticus) f. 851 recto, Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519)
Portrait of a Lady, Giovanni Ambrogio De Predis (1455-1508)
Seascape, Paul Bril (1554-1626)
The School of Athens, Raffaello Sanzio (1483-1520)
Atlantic Codex (Codex Atlanticus), f. 812 recto, Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519)
Portrait of Saint Charles Borromeo, Giovanni Ambrogio Figino (1548-1608)
Mary Magdalene Penitent, Guido Reni (1575-1642)
Atlantic Codex (Codex Atlanticus), f. 149 recto, Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519)
Crib, Federico Barocci o Baroccio detto il Fiori (1535-1612) (replica di)
Atlantic Codex (Codex Atlanticus), f. 719 recto, Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519)
Clock with astrolabe, Sconosciuto
Portico in Ruins, Giovanni Migliara (1785-1837)
Noctes Atticae, Aulo Gellio
Atlantic Codex (Codex Atlanticus) f. 199 verso, Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519)
Kids and Lambs, Francesco Londonio (1723-1783)
The Ambrosian Virgil of Francesco Petrarca, NA
Portrait of Bernardino da Lesmo, Bartolomeo Veneto (1502-1530)
Armillary sphere, Giannello Torriani
Atlantic Codex (Codex Atlanticus), f. 26 verso, Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519)