Madelena Antiques & Collectables

1832 Verse Sampler by Jane C H Bowlby

William IV, dated 1832. 16.75ins high by 12.5ins wide. 1832 Verse Sampler by Jane C H Bowlby. Framed in an old wood frame with gilt slip and 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.

Rolling waves border.

Colours pink, cream, yellow, green, dark brown, gold, white, copper and black. Alphabets A-Z in upper case and lower case and numbers 1-8.

Verse entitled 'On The Deity' reads 'I read God's awful name emblazon'd high

With golden letters on th' illumin'd sky

Nor less the mystic characters I see

Wrought on each flower inscribed on every tree

In every leaf that trembles to the breeze

I hear the voice of God among the trees

With thee in shady solitudes I walk

With thee in busy crowded cities talk

In every creature own thy forming power

In each event thy providence adore'.

Signed and dated 'Jane C H Bowlby Aged 10 1832'.

A good set of motifs, including potted flowering plants, flowers, fruit baskets, birds and a peacock.

CONDITION: Good. A few small holes.

No stains. No stitch losses. Colours are all good and strong with no noticeable fading.

No colour run. Stretching is slightly uneven.

Frame in good condition, ready to hang.


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