Giant portrait of the Romantic great lasts half a day before being washed away by the incoming tide.

A giant portrait of Franz Schubert, has appeared briefly on Elie Beach at Fife in Scotland earlier this week before disappearing under the incoming tide.

The local East Neuk Festival, now in its tenth year, commissioned the sand picture of one of the Romantic era’s more recognisable composers, to advertise its upcoming ‘Schubertiad’ this weekend.

The portrait was created by Sand in Your Eye, a team of sand artists responsible for previous sculptures including a bust of Beethoven in the past.

The East Neuk Schubertiad is a two-day celebration of Schubert’s music. Pianist Christian Zacharias will headline this year alongside the Gould Piano Trio, soprano Malin Christensson, pianist Llyr Williams, members of the Belcea Quartet and musicians from the Scottish Chamber Orchestra.