Our latest postcard comes to CAS 119 from the North End — for you see, Prof. Stephanie Nelson had been in London, had visited the National Portrait Gallery there, but didn’t get the chance to find a post box and drop the memento postcard she bought for us into the mail before she had to board her plane back to Boston. So, our London postcard originates locally. Even so, what a pleasure to see the fine visage of the original Lord Nelson gazing nobly out of his portrait from the front of the card. Prof. Nelson writes:
Hand carried from the National Portrait Gallery all the way to the North End — finally the real Lord Nelson. See you all very soon.
The art, to be specific, shows a portrait of Horatio Nelson, 1st Viscount Nelson, 1st Duke of Bronté KB (1758-1805), painted by Sir William Beechey in 1800, oil on canvas. On display in the National Portrait Gallery.
Core loves postcards. Whether you’re at home or abroad now, we’d love to get one from you. Our address is easy: Core Curriculum, Boston University, Boston MA 02215.