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Pair of Nineteenth Century Regency Period Sand Pictures Attributable to Benjamin Zobel

Pair of Nineteenth Century Regency Period Sand Pictures Attributable to Benjamin Zobel

Attributed to BENJAMIN ZOBEL

England

circa 1820

The sand pictures are of two dogs and of sheep in rural settings. Very pleasing scenes.

H 35.00cm (13.78 inches)

W 51.00cm (20.08 inches)

Stock No: F1136

£4650.00

In-stock

Literature

Benjamin Zobel(1762-1830), began his career as a confectioner and became a ‘Table Decker’ for the Prince Regent at Windsor Castle where he not only created the pictures made in coloured sugars that decorated the huge tarts served at banquets, but also the elaborate designs of coloured sands, marble dust, powdered glass or bread crumbs on the table cloth. Once he had found a way to stick sand to a base board he shook the coloured sands through a cut and pleated playing-card thus creating a permanent example of sand art.

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