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Lombardo, Antonio

(b ?c. 1458; d Ferrara, ?1516). Sculptor, son of Pietro Lombardo. Unlike Pietro and his brother Tullio, he practised sculpture exclusively, and he worked in bronze as well as marble. He was trained in his father’s workshop, but his specific role is difficult to discern before the funerary monument to Bishop Zanetti in Treviso Cathedral in the late 1480s. He has been convincingly credited with the carving of the extremely realistic portrait of the deceased bishop and with the eagle and some of the decorative carving on the sarcophagus (Munman, 1977). Much of the decorative carving on the base of the Vendramin tomb (Venice, SS Giovanni e Paolo) has also been attributed to Antonio (Sheard, 1971), as has the relief of the Baptism on the Giovanni Mocenigo monument (Venice, SS Giovanni e Paolo).

Sarah Blake McHam