Obama was as stunned as if that other Romney in the portrait had come to life and appeared before him.
Poetry would be too obvious, too ‘portrait of the artist as a young nuisance’.
In his portrait of a castrato, Andrea Sacchi let a well-hung Apollo make up for the singer's loss.
1560s, "a figure, drawn or painted," a back formation from portraiture or directly from Middle French portrait, from Old French portret (13c.), noun use of past participle of portraire "to paint, depict" (see portray). Especially of the head and face of a person.