Unfortunately I couldn’t travel to either of the Cast galleries mentioned in the course material but luckily the Walker Art Gallery here in Liverpool has a small collection of plaster casts of the Elgin and Bassae Marbles presented to the Liverpool Royal Institution by George VI and John Foster in 1820/21. They are displayed on a upper wall of the sculpture gallery but I managed to get some reasonable photographs of them.
The casts appear very crisp but as I’ve never seen the originals I can’t compare them. It would be interesting to know how the casts were made so I again looked online and found this brief explanation on the British Museum website.
On the Cambridge University online resource of their cast gallery I noticed they had a cast of a sculpture of Apollo that is in the Louvre which is similar to the Roman copy in World Museum Liverpool that I draw in an earlier exercise.
UPDATE 19th November – just discovered the V & A has a Cast court I can see I am going to have to save up for a week long trip to London.