William IV, dated 1834. 16.5ins by 12.5ins wide. Antique Sampler, 1834, Sarah Ann Wallace. The sampler is worked in silk on linen ground, in a variety of stitches.
Meandering floral border.
Colours black, red, green, copper, pink, brown and white.
Verse reads, 'Jesus permit thy gracious name to stand
As the first effort of an infant's hand,
And whilst her fingers o'er this canvas move,
Engage her tender heart to seek thy love
With thy dear children let her share a part
And write thy name thyself upon her heart'.
Signed and dated, 'Sarah Ann Wallace marked this Sampler in the ninth year of her age. 1834'.
A good set of motifs, some finely embroidered, including a mansion house, entitled, 'Nottingham Castle Burnt Octr.10th 1831', a house with a garden, birds, trees, laden with fruit, stags, squirrels, crowns, roses, two pictorial scenes, grapes and fir trees.
Framed in a modern maple-effect frame with gilt slip and glass. Stitched to linen with card backing.
CONDITION: Good. No holes. One patchy stain.
Some stitch losses to the motifs and inscription.
Colours are all good and strong with no noticeable fading. No colour run.
Neatly and evenly stretched. Frame in good condition, ready to hang.