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.