Francis Egerton, 3rd Duke of Bridgewater(1736-1803), Pioneer of inland waterways
Sitter in 5 portraits
Founder of British Inland Navigation; the Worsley canal was built for him by James Brindley to transport coal to Manchester from his mines at Worsley. The unusual design carried the canal by aqueduct over the River Irwell. On completion, the price of coal in Manchester was immediately reduced by half.