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portraiture

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noun por·trai·ture \ˈpȯr-trə-ˌchu̇r, -chər, -ˌtyu̇r, -ˌtu̇r\

Simple Definition of portraiture

  • : the art of making portraits

  • : portraits of people painted or drawn by artists

Full Definition of portraiture

  1. 1 :  the making of portraits :  portrayal

  2. 2 :  portrait

Examples of portraiture

  1. a painter who is master at portraiture

  2. The museum is exhibiting portraiture from the late 19th century.



14th Century

First Known Use of portraiture

14th century


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