portraiture

[ pawr-tri-cher, pohr- ]
/ ˈpɔr trɪ tʃər, ˈpoʊr- /

noun

the art or an instance of making portraits.
a pictorial representation; portrait.
a verbal picture.

Origin of portraiture

1325–75; Middle English < Middle French; see portrait, -ure
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portraiture

/ (ˈpɔːtrɪtʃə) /

noun

the practice or art of making portraits
  1. another term for portrait (def. 1)
  2. portraits collectively
a verbal description
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