cabinet picture


noun

a small easel painting, usually under 3 feet (0.9 meters) in width and formerly exhibited in a cabinet or special room.

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Origin of cabinet picture

First recorded in 1815–25
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Example sentences from the Web for cabinet picture

  • Wilson has been seen poring over the texture of a Dutch cabinet-picture, so that he could not see the picture itself.

    Table-Talk|William Hazlitt