Taking plaster cast of Charles I statue

Victorian illustration to download showing a picture of Domenico Brucciani (1815-80) taking a plaster cast of the statue of Charles I at Charing Cross in 1853; the statue is temporarily enclosed in a hoarding. The cast was destined for the Sculpture Court at Crystal Palace. Brucciani was an expert plaster caster and worked with the British Museum and the South Kensington Museum. The statue itself is by Herbert Le Sueur, made 1633, put in place 1675.