Danish David and his Shadow

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Many full-sized replicas of Michelangel’s marble David are on display around the world; the one above is a bronze cast that stands in front of the Kongelige Afstøbningssamling, the Danish Royal Cast Collection, on the Langelinie waterfront promenade in Copenhagen.

Probably more famous copy is the one that occupies the original Renaissance sculpture’s position in the Piazza della Signoria in Florence, but I think the one with the best story is the plaster cast version in the Victoria and Albert Museum in London.  It has a prudish additive in the form of a fig leaf; a small portion of modesty that could be hung in a crucial position to prevent the possible embarrassment of Queen Victoria and other important visiting ladies.

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aDSC_0636_ppCopyright Debbie Smyth, 23 January 2016

 

 

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