Some of the casts on display
In the Victoria & Albert Museum in London, one of the larger exhibitions are those of the cast courts. These house a collection of plaster casts of some of the most famous sculptures in the world, to educate and entertain people, and give people an opportunity to see wonderful pieces of architecture. In the picture above (especially for the ladies) is a life size cast of David by Michaelangelo. In fact, there are 3 Davids in the collection, and you can read about them here. In the statue by Verrochio (original dating from about 1473), the youthful David poses over the head of Goliath, and is even wearing a little piece of clothing!
But enough about David, you can also find The Trajan Column (original in the Forum Romanum in Rome) Neptune, Samson, the Three Graces, Caesar Invading Britain, many more, including this one, a cast of a Nymph and Deer at the Royal Palace of Fontainblue in 1494
The Nymph of Fontainblue
Here are some of the many other stunning sculptures to be seen at the V & A.
Stairs of a pulpit
The Trajan Column
The Trajan Column detail
Pulpit with the columns being supported by lions
The doors from the cathedral at Santiago de Compestela
Scenes from the Life of Christ