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.
Develop your art skills
Discover our BP Next Generation short films made by artists. Follow step by step guides in drawing and painting techniques.
Hold Still photography workshop
Reflect on your own experiences of lockdown through this easy-to-do from home, photographic exercise.
Draw Like a Renaissance Master
Revisit The Encounter exhibition and learn about Renaissance and Baroque drawing methods and materials.