1833 Sampler by Caroline Wightman. 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 and cotton on linen ground, in a variety of stitches. Meandering floral border. Colours greens, pale blue, light brown, black and creams. Verse reads ‘Jesus permit thy gracious name to stand,>As the first effort of a females hand:>And while her fingers oe’r this canvas move>Engage her tender heart to seek thy love,>With thy dear children let her share a part>And write thy name thyself upon her heart.’ Signed and dated ‘Caroline Wightman’s Work Aged 12 1833’. A scattering of motifs, including flowers and a potted flowering plant.