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Elevation of a fire-dog

  • Object:

    Design drawing

  • Place of origin:

    Britain (made)

  • Date:

    ca.1850 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    A.W. Pugin, born 1812 - died 1852 (artist)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Pencil on tracing paper.

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level D, case LD, shelf 40

Physical description

Elevation of a fire-dog with two lions supporting a shield which bears the initial H beneath a trefoil finial of a pomegranate.

Place of Origin

Britain (made)


ca.1850 (made)


A.W. Pugin, born 1812 - died 1852 (artist)

Materials and Techniques

Pencil on tracing paper.


Height: 650 mm, Width: 428 mm

Object history note

This design is among those identified by Crace as being for the Houses of Parliament, though no surviving example of it has yet been identified there. All Pugin's metalwork designs were manufactured by Hardman's.

Descriptive line

Design by Pugin

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

Alexandra Wedgwood, A.W.N. Pugin and the Pugin Family , London; V&A, 1985, p. 217.


Pencil; Tracing paper



Subjects depicted

Pomegranate; Shield; Lion


Designs; Drawings


Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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