George IV, dated 1829. 17ins high by 13ins wide. 1829 Sampler by Elizabeth Watts. Framed in a wood frame with gilt slip and glass.
Fixed to linen with chipboard backing.
The sampler is worked in silk on linen ground, in a variety of stitches.
Meandering floral border.
Colours greens, cream, gold, white, black and brown. Alphabets A-Z in upper case.
'Jesus Permit thy Gracious Name to stand
As the first Effort of an Infant Hand
And while her Fingers on the Canvas move
Engage her tender thoughts to seek thy love
With thy dear children let her have a part
And write thy Name thyself upon her Heart'.
Signed and dated, 'Elizabeth Watts March the 25th 1829'.
A wonderful set of motifs, some finely embroidered, including a house,
flowers, potted flowering plants, fruit baskets, fir trees,
and a cat (or is it an owl) sitting in a tree.
CONDITION: Very Good. A few small holes to the top.
No stains. No stitch losses. Colours are all good and strong with no noticeable fading. No colour run. Stretching is very slightly uneven.
Frame in good condition, ready to hang.