François I (Francis I), King of France(1494-1547), King of France 1515-1547
Sitter in 6 portraits
by Joseph Sympson (Simpson)
line engraving, circa 1724
- Louise of Savoy (mother)
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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.