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
contatti@ambrosiana.it

PINACOTECA HOURS
Until June 30, 2022:
Monday to Sunday 10.00-18.00
Closed on Wednesday
(the ticket office closes at 17.3; the visit requires a minimum of 90 minutes)

SPECIAL OPENINGS/CLOSURES FOR HOLIDAYS:

Open on Wednesday, December 7 2022

Christmas holidays from December 24, 2022 to January 8, 2023:
– December 24, and December 31, 2022: open from 10.00 to 14.00
– December 25, 2022: closed
– January 1, 2023: open from 14.00 to 19.00
– All other days: open from 10.00 to 18.00, including Wednesday December 28, 2022 and January 4, 2023

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
contatti@ambrosiana.it

PINACOTECA HOURS
Until June 30, 2022:
Monday to Sunday 10.00-18.00
Closed on Wednesday
(the ticket office closes at 17.3; the visit requires a minimum of 90 minutes)

SPECIAL OPENINGS/CLOSURES FOR HOLIDAYS:

Open on Wednesday, December 7 2022

Christmas holidays from December 24, 2022 to January 8, 2023:
– December 24, and December 31, 2022: open from 10.00 to 14.00
– December 25, 2022: closed
– January 1, 2023: open from 14.00 to 19.00
– All other days: open from 10.00 to 18.00, including Wednesday December 28, 2022 and January 4, 2023

WHAT’S ON

CRÈCHES AT THE AMBROSIANA<BR>FROM THE COLLECTIONS OF THE MUSEO DEL PRESEPIO OF DALMINE

Pinacoteca

CRÈCHES AT THE AMBROSIANA
FROM THE COLLECTIONS OF THE MUSEO DEL PRESEPIO OF DALMINE

From December 1st until the end of January, the Pinacoteca Ambrosiana hosts a widespread exhibition of nativity scenes, coming from the Museo del Presepio of Dalmine

01/12/2022-31/01/2023
Exhibition
READING ROOM: OPENING TIMES DECEMBER 2022

Biblioteca

READING ROOM, OPENING TIMES DECEMBER 2022

Closed for holidays from December 7 to 11 and from December 27, 2022 to January 6, 2023 included

04/11/2022
NEWS
JEWELS OF GIULIO MANFREDI CELEBRATE RAPHAEL <br> SCHOOL OF LIGHT

Ambrosiana

JEWELS OF GIULIO MANFREDI CELEBRATE RAPHAEL
SCHOOL OF LIGHT

An art installation consisting of twenty-one drawings for twenty-one refined jewels, corresponding to twenty-one characters from Raphael's cartoon. Curated by Alberto Rocca and Arnaldo Colasanti.

16/09/2022-31/01/2023

ONLINE COLLECTION

(158 online artworks)

Portrait of Giovanni Battista Morosini, Francesco Hayez (1791-1882)
Christ Crowned with Thorns, Bernardino Luini (1480-1532)
Atlantic Codex (Codex Atlanticus), f. 71 recto, NA
Napoleon Bonaparte’s gloves, NA
Landscape with Saint John the Baptist, Paul Bril (1554-1626)
Atlantic Codex (Codex Atlanticus), f. 860 recto, NA
Atlantic Codex (Codex Atlanticus), f. 812 recto, NA
Adoration of the Magi, Tiziano Vecellio (1480-1576)
Kids and Lambs, Francesco Londonio (1723-1783)
The Madonna of the Pavilion, Sandro Botticelli (Alessandro di Mariano Filipepi detto) (1444 o 1445-1510)
Atlantic Codex (Codex Atlanticus) f. 199 verso, Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519)
Moses and the Brazen Serpent, Cesare Ligari (1716-1770)
Christ on the Way to Calvary, Giovanni Busi detto Cariani (1480-1547)
Orrery, NA
Atlantic Codex (Codex Atlanticus), f. 21 recto, NA
Pietà (copy from Michelangelo), NA
Head of Christ the Redeemer, Gian Giacomo Caprotti detto Salai (1480-1524)
Washerwomen at the Canal, Emilio Gola (1851-1923)
The Ambrosian Virgil of Francesco Petrarca, NA
Portico in Ruins, Giovanni Migliara (1785-1837)
The Adoration of the Magi, Andrea Schiavone (1510-1563)
The Placing of Christ in the Sepulchre, Tiziano Vecellio (1480-1576)
Still Life with Fruit, Isaac Soreau (1604-1638)
The Adoration of the Magi, Maestro del Santo Sangue (XVI secolo)
Atlantic Codex (Codex Atlanticus), f. 29 recto, NA
Portrait of a Musician, NA
Atlantic Codex (Codex Atlanticus), f. 1058 verso, NA
Portrait of Manfredo Settala, Daniele Crespi (1600-1630) attribuito a
Dantesque window, Giuseppe Bertini (1825-1898)
Atlantic Codex (Codex Atlanticus), f. 909 verso, NA
The Last Supper, Andrea Bianchi detto il Vespino (attivo 1612-1640)
Allegory of Water, Jan Brueghel il Vecchio “Dei Velluti” (1568-1625)
Atlantic Codex (Codex Atlanticus), f. 455 recto, NA
Still Life with Musical Instruments, Evaristo Baschenis (1617-1677)
The Holy Family with Saints Anne and John, Bernardino Luini (1480-1532)
The Wedding of Peleus and Thetis, Ambito di Francesco Albani (1578-1660)
Atlantic Codex (Codex Atlanticus) f. 851 recto, NA
The Adoration of the Magi, Pier Francesco Mazzucchelli also known as Morazzone (1571-1626)
The Madonna and Child with a Worshipper, Bernardino Betti detto il Pinturicchio (1454-1513)
The Damned Soul, Anonimo lombardo (XVII secolo)
Atlantic Codex (Codex Atlanticus), f. 117 recto, NA
Portrait of Bernardino da Lesmo, Bartolomeo Veneto (1502-1530)
Atlantic Codex (Codex Atlanticus), f. 5 recto, NA
Saint Michael the Archangel, Giulio Cesare Procaccini (1574-1625)
Saint John the Baptist, Gian Giacomo Caprotti
Portrait of a Pilgrim, Monogrammista HL (XVI secolo)
The Kiss, NA
Codice Atlantico (Codex Atlanticus), f. 1 recto, NA
The Holy Family, Carlo Francesco Nuvolone (1609-1661)
Mary Magdalene Penitent, Guido Reni (1575-1642)
Burse, Artista dell’Italia centrale
Atlantic Codex (Codex Atlanticus), f. 1006 verso, NA
Portrait of Emilia Morosini Zeltner, Francesco Hayez (1791-1882)
Basket of fruit, Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio (1571-1610)
Atlantic Codex (Codex Atlanticus), f. 72 recto, NA
Self Portrait, Bertel Thorvaldsen (1770-1844)
Atlantic Codex (Codex Atlanticus), f. 33 recto, NA
Codice Atlantico (Codex Atlanticus), f. 104 recto, NA
The Adoration with Saint Roch, Gian Pietro Rizzoli detto Giampietrino (1508-1549)
Naturalis Historia, Plinio il Vecchio (23-79 dC)
Judith and Holofernes, Giuseppe Vermiglio (1585-1635)
The Arco della Pace in Milan, Giovanni Migliara (1785-1837)
Mercury and Argus, Anonimo genovese (XVII secolo)
Atlantic Codex (Codex Atlanticus), f. 116 recto, NA
Portrait of Napoleon King of Italy, Andrea Appiani (1754-1817)
Mary Magdalene, NA
The Madonna and Child with Saint John the Evangelist and Saint John the Baptist, Marco d’Oggiono (1470-1525)
Atlantic Codex (Codex Atlanticus), f. 3 recto, NA
Portrait of Saint Charles Borromeo, Giovanni Ambrogio Figino (1548-1608)
Atlantic Codex (Codex Atlanticus), f. 12 recto, NA
Vase of Flowers with Jewel, Coins and Shells, Jan Brueghel il Vecchio “Dei Velluti” (1568-1625)
Portrait of Alessandro Negroni Prati Morosini, NA
Christ Resurrected, Marco Basaiti (1470-1530)
A Soul in Purgatory, NA
The Madonna Enthroned with Saint Ambrose and Saint Michael, Bartolomeo Suardi detto il Bramantino (1465-1530)
Susanna at her Bath, Carlo Francesco Nuvolone (1609-1661)
The Triumph of David, Lucas Hugenszoon detto Luca di Leida (1494-1533)
Mouse with Roses, NA
The Presentation of Christ in the Temple, Giandomenico Tiepolo (1727-1804)
Portrait of Paolo Morigia, Fede Galizia (1578-1630)
Clock with astrolabe, Sconosciuto
Horse’s head (Copy from the equestrian monument to Marcus Aurelius on the Capitol in Rome), NA
Atlantic Codex (Codex Atlanticus), f. 26 verso, NA
Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden, Jan II Brueghel il Giovane (1601-1678)
Atlantic Codex (Codex Atlanticus), f. 49 recto, NA
Cup with Turbo marmoratus shell, Christoph Lencker (1556 circa-1613)
Atlantic Codex (Codex Atlanticus), f. 663 recto, NA
Diana the Huntress, Joachim Friess (XVI-XVII secolo)
Sacra Conversazione, Ambrogio da Fossano detto il Bergognone (1453-1523)
Atlantic Codex (Codex Atlanticus), f. 272 verso, NA
The infant Jesus with a Lamb, NA
Octagonal casket, Bottega degli Embriachi (XIV-XV secolo)
Flowers and Roses, Gaetano Previati (1852-1920)
Atlantic Codex (Codex Atlanticus), f. 307 verso, NA
The Rest on the Flight into Egypt, Jacopo da Ponte detto il Bassano (1510-1592)
Portrait of a Lady, Giovanni Ambrogio De Predis (1455-1508)
Atlantic Codex (Codex Atlanticus), f. 4 recto, NA
Armillary sphere, NA
Winter Landscape with Skaters, Hendrick Avercamp (1585-1634)
Atlantic Codex (Codex Atlanticus), f. 844 recto, NA
llias picta, NA
Apse of San Satiro and View of the Duomo, NA
Atlantic Codex (Codex Atlanticus), f. 719 recto, NA
Allegory of Fire, NA
Display case with the hair of Lucrezia Borgia, Alfredo Ravasco
The Martyrdom of Saint Sebastian, Antonio Badile (1518-1560)
Seascape, Paul Bril (1554-1626)
Original Sin, Jan II Brueghel il Giovane (1601-1678)
The Holy Family with Sain John, Tobias and the Archangel Raphael, Bonifacio Veronese (1487-1553)
Maternity, Mosè Bianchi (1840-1904)
Crib, Federico Barocci o Baroccio detto il Fiori (1535-1612) (replica di)
The Virgin of the Rocks, Andrea Bianchi detto il Vespino (attivo 1612-1640)
The Blessed Soul, Anonimo lombardo (XVII secolo)
Man in Armour, NA
Daggers with sheath (eared sfondagiaco dagger), Milanese Gunsmiths
Still Life with Fruit, Isaac Soreau (1604-1638)
The Madonna and Child with Saint Peter and Saint Jerome, Cesare Magni (1511-1534)
Portrait of a Young Man, Giorgione (Giorgio da Castelfranco copia da) (1478 circa-1510)
Portrait of a Gentleman (Michel de l’Hospital), Giovan Battista Moroni (1520-1578)
Atlantic Codex (Codex Atlanticus), f. 1069 recto, NA
Noctes Atticae, Aulo Gellio
Atlantic Codex (Codex Atlanticus), f. 873 recto, NA
Portrait of a Young Girl with a Dove, Natale Schiavoni (1777-1858)
The Magdalen and the Angel, Giulio Cesare Procaccini (1574-1625)
The Dormition of the Virgin, Anonimo ferrarese (XV secolo)
Lesenes and trophies, Agostino Busti detto il Bambaia (1483-1548)
Atlantic Codex (Codex Atlanticus), f. 858 recto, NA
Portrait of a Young Man, Vittore Ghislandi detto Frà Galgario (1655-1743)
Libro d’Ore Borromeo, Cristoforo de Predis (1440-1486)
Ceremonial saddle and stirrups. Detail of the wooden horse of Troy, Arte armaiola milanese
Locked out of school, Emilio Longoni (1859-1932)
The Presentation of Christ in the Temple, Pietro Antonio Magatti (1691-1767)
Atlantic Codex (Codex Atlanticus) f. 710 recto, NA
Portrait of Peter Leopold of Habsburg-Lorraine (later Leopold II), Anton Raphael Mengs (1728-1779)
Laocoon (copy of the Vatican original), Leone Leoni
Allegorical Female Figure, Giovanni Serodine (1600-1631)
Latin astrolabe, Anonymous
Atlantic Codex (Codex Atlanticus), f. 149 recto, Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519)
The Martyrdom of Saint Peter of Verona, Alessandro Bonvicino detto Moretto (1490-1554)
View of the Interior of the Duomo, NA
Nautilus shell, Sconosciuto
Atlantic Codex (Codex Atlanticus), f. 139 recto, NA
Portrait of Giuseppina Negroni Prati Morosini, NA
The Holy Family with Saint John the Baptist, Ubertini Francesco detto Bachiacca (1494-1557)
The Assumption of the Virgin, Giovanni Agostino da Lodi (1467-1524 circa)
De divina proportione, Luca Pacioli (1445 circa – 1517)
The Madonna Nursing the Child by the Fountain, Bernaert van Orley (1488-1541)
Male portrait, Hans Muelich (1516-1573)
Flowers in a Vase, NA
Self Portrait, Antonio Canova (1757-1822)
The Annunciation, Gerolamo Mazzola Bedoli (1500-1569)
The School of Athens, Raffaello Sanzio (1483-1520)
The Adoration, Bartolomeo Suardi detto il Bramantino (1465-1530)
Atlantic Codex (Codex Atlanticus), f. 145 recto, NA
Plato, Giovanni Antonio Piatti (1447-1480)
Figured casket, Scultore lombardo
Jael and Sisera, Giuseppe Vermiglio (1585-1635)
Atlantic Codex (Codex Atlanticus), f. 845 recto, NA