George III, dated 1812. 14.5ins by 13ins wide. 1812 Sampler by Susannah Roberts.
Framed in an old wood frame with gilt slip and glass. Tacked to board with brown paper.
The sampler is worked in silk and silk-like thread on linen ground,
in a variety of stitches including Algerian eye.
Meandering floral border.
Colours olive green, light green, dark green, cream, blue,
light brown, dark brown, white, black, pink and gold.
'THOU GOOD SUPREME' reads'O teach me what is good teach me
THYSELF Save me from folly vanity and
Vice from evry low pursuit and feed my
Soul with conscious peace and virtue pure
Sacred substantial never fading bliss'.
Signed and dated 'Susannah Roberts 1812'.
A good set of motifs, including a castle with a garden,
birds, angels, a stag, a dog, a fir tree, a blossoming tree,
a windmill and butterflies.
CONDITION: Good. A few small holes.
A number of pale stain specks to the border and some age darkening of the backing linen.
Stitch losses to the border and to the border around the signature.
Colours are all good and strong with no noticeable fading. No colour run. Neatly and evenly stretched.
Frame showing some wear and a chip, but structurally sound.