1823 House Sampler by Elizabeth Woolvin. Framed in a modern gilt frame with glass. Loose mounted on card with a brown paper backing. The sampler is worked in silk on linen ground, in a variety of stitches. Meandering floral border. Colours greens, cream, yellow, light brown, copper, white, pink, blues and black. Alphabets A-Z in upper case Verse reads’Jesus Permit thy Gracious Name to ftand>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 the Name thyself upon her Heart’. Signed and dated ‘Elizabeth Woolvin Her Work May the 9th 1823’. A wonderful set of motifs, some finely embroidered, including a house with a garden, a cat in a tree, a dog, birds, potted flowering plants, a stag, fruit baskets, fir trees, trees, peacocks, butterflies and a sheep. Original letter describing family relationship, attached to reverse of sampler, written by the granddaughter of Elizabeth Woolvin, in March 1939.