Works included in this catalogue
* Lombardi (G.B.) First Whisper of Love {1884} Warrnambool [SC]
* Summers (C.F.) & Lombardi (G.B.) Shunammite Woman {1884} Bendigo [SC]

Lombardi, from Brescia, was known particularly for his figure sculpture, including numerous replicas and variants. Bénézit records various modern auction sales, often for substantial prices.

The artist should be distinguished from his younger brother Giovita, a specialist in animal sculpture.


AKL 85 (2015), pp.208-9 (article by H.Kretschmer), listing the artist’s dates as shown above. Cf. Bénézit 8, p.1193, listing his birth as 1823 and his death at somewhere between 1880 and 1890. Bénézit notes both pre-Felton works (listing them as still in Melbourne); and records auction sales