portraitures

portraiture

[pawr-tri-cher, pohr-]
noun
1.
the art or an instance of making portraits.
2.
a pictorial representation; portrait.
3.
a verbal picture.

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

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portraiture (ˈpɔːtrɪtʃə)
 
n
1.  the practice or art of making portraits
2.  a.  another term for portrait
 b.  portraits collectively
3.  a verbal description

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