Antonio Lombardo (sculptor)

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c.1516 Antonio Lombardo - Venus Anadyomène
Peace Establishing her Reign, bronze of c. 1512 in the National Gallery of Art
unknown title, marble bas-relief in the Basilica of San Antonio of Padua

Antonio Lombardo (c.1458–1516) was an Italian Renaissance sculptor.

Lombardo was born in Venice, the brother of Tullio Lombardo and son of Pietro Lombardo. The Lombardo family worked together to sculpt church decorations and tombs. He died in Ferrara, where he worked as marble master for Duke Alfonso I.[1] Lombardo also worked in bronze, and his output encompasses secular and mythological subjects as well as sacred pieces. His 1505 marble relief of St. Anthony making a new-born child speak in defense of its mother's honor, in the Basilica of Saint Anthony of Padua, has been cited as his masterpiece.[2]


  1. ^ Norbert Huse (1993). The Art of Renaissance Venice: Architecture, Sculpture, and Painting, 1460-1590. University of Chicago Press. ISBN 0-226-36109-8.
  2. ^ Chisholm, Hugh, ed. (1911). "Lombardo" . Encyclopædia Britannica (11th ed.). Cambridge University Press.