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Farm yard scene by Benjamin Zobel naive animal paintings

Farm Yard Scene

Painting ID:470

Benjamin Zobel

Benjamin Zobel began his career in Memmingen in Bavaria (Swabia) in the family confectionery business.

He moved to London where he became a skilled confectioner and was entrusted with the pictures made in coloured sugars that decorated the huge tarts served at banquets.

The method he employed for making sugar patterns was identical to that which he used to make his sand pictures. Zobel’s sand-pictures range from battles and biblical scenes to landscapes and flower pieces, although animals, particularly horses, sheep and pigs held a particular fascination for him.