portraiture


por·trai·ture

noun \ˈpr-trə-ˌchr, -chər, -ˌtyr, -ˌtr\

: the art of making portraits

: portraits of people painted or drawn by artists

Full Definition of PORTRAITURE

1
:  the making of portraits :  portrayal
2
:  portrait

Examples of PORTRAITURE

  1. a painter who is master at portraiture
  2. The museum is exhibiting portraiture from the late 19th century.

First Known Use of PORTRAITURE

14th century

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