Portrait

Definition of Portrait

Por´trait
n.1.The likeness of a person, painted, drawn, or engraved; commonly, a representation of the human face painted from real life.
In portraits, the grace, and, we may add, the likeness, consists more in the general air than in the exact similitude of every feature.
- Sir J. Reynolds.
2.Hence, any graphic or vivid delineation or description of a person; as, a portrait in words.
Portrait bust
a bust or statue representing the actual features or person of an individual; - in distinction from an ideal bust or statue.
v. t.1.To portray; to draw.

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