The great exception comes from Daniel Patrick Moynihan: A portrait in Letters of an American Visionary.
Obama was as stunned as if that other Romney in the portrait had come to life and appeared before him.
It is a portrait of optimism and strength, projecting American power outward for the 21st century.
In his portrait of a castrato, Andrea Sacchi let a well-hung Apollo make up for the singer's loss.
Like a portrait of an angel in the clouds, he always acted above it all when he was a down and dirty stealth bomber.
The portrait was not wanting in force or decision of touch, but the drawing was defective.
On inquiry, I was informed that it was a lack of taste to make a portrait conspicuous.
This book is prefaced by the portrait of the author, given above.
It is just this which the portrait of the Capitol lacks for the completion of Caligula.
In one room was a portrait of the king, which was very like him.
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.