The younger brother of G.B.Lombardi, Giovita made a specialty of producing sculptures of barnyard animals, in both marble and bronze.
The three examples purchased for the Melbourne collection in 1884 were all disposed of at the 1943 auction of NGV sculpture.
Bénézit 8, p.1194 (listing the 3 works above, as all still in Melbourne); see also e.g. https://www.bonhams.com/auctions/16767/lot/122/ (a bronze goat and kid). He is also mentioned in AKL 85 (2016), pp.208-9, but only in passing, in the entry on his brother