Ambrosiana

The Madonna Enthroned
with Saint Ambrose and Saint Michael

Bartolomeo Suardi
detto il Bramantino (1465-1530)
1520 circa
tempera and oil on panel
122 × 157 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 closures/openings for festivities:
Closed on December 25, January 1, Easter Day
Open on Wednesday, December 7, 2022

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 closures/openings for festivities:
Closed on December 25, January 1, Easter Day
Open on Wednesday, December 7, 2022

WHAT’S ON

LIBRARY READING ROOM: SUMMER CLOSURE

Biblioteca

LIBRARY READING ROOM: SUMMER CLOSURE

The reading room will be closed for the summer break from July 25, to August 31, 2022 included. It will reopen on September 1st, Monday to Friday from 9.00 to 16.50

16/07/2022
NEWS
HIDDEN AMBROSIANA. CURIOSITIES FROM THE COLLECTION

Pinacoteca

HIDDEN AMBROSIANA. CURIOSITIES FROM THE COLLECTION

Rooms 2 and 3, the exhibition is the first of a series dedicated to showing us what is not normally exhibited, for a wider enhancement of the Institution's assets.

07/07/2022-06/09/2022
Exhibition
NEW PINACOTECA OPENING HOURS FROM JULY 1

Pinacoteca

NEW PINACOTECA OPENING HOURS FROM JULY 1

From July 1: Monday to Sunday 10.00-18.00, Closed on Wednesday

09/06/2022
NEWS

ONLINE COLLECTION

(158 online artworks)

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