William IV, dated 1832. 16ins by 12ins wide. 1832 Sampler by Sarah Pountain. Framed in an old, gilded, gesso frame with glass.
Mounted to conservator standards on acid free card with chipboard backing.
The sampler is worked in silk on linen ground, in a variety of stitches.
Meandering floral border. Colours green, cream, copper, gold, brown and blue.
Alphabets A-Z in upper case and lower case and numbers 1-7
Verse reads, 'Teach me to feel another's woe
To hide the fault I see
That mercy I to other's show
That mercy show to me'.
Signed and dated, 'Sarah Pountain 1832 September 18th'.
A good set of motifs, including lions, potted flowering plants, trees, laden with fruit, fruit baskets, crowns, stars and flowers.
Bears features that indicate the sampler may be from Norfolk - stepped lozenge around the alphabet; cartouche placeholders for the name and date.
CONDITION: Good. A few small holes.
No stains other than uniform age darkening of the ground. Some stitch losses to the border, motifs, lozenge and verse.
Colours are slightly faded, but still well defined. No colour run.
Stretching is slightly uneven.
Frame in good condition, ready to hang.