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an imposing green patinated bronze group of a goat and kid, with 'Grand Prix d'Honneur' plaque, signed, on a wooden plinth base Bronze only, 131 x 78cm approx Plinth only, 92cm high

Footnote: Giovita Lombardi was born at Rezzato near Brescia. He studied sculpture there, and then in Milan. His brother Giovanni Battista was already an established sculptor and he followed his brother to Milan and then Rome. They shared a studio and produced high quality busts, funerary monuments and statues. He then began to move away from religious subjects and started to specialise in animal sculpture. This model of a Goat and Kid was exhibited as a marble group at the 1865 International Exhibition in Dublin and also the 1867 Paris Exposition Universelle where Lombardi was awarded the Grand Prix d'Honneur . Two life-size white marble models of this group are known; one is in a private Italian collection, the other is on display at the Sefton Park Palm House in Liverpool.

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