Portrait statue
Portrait Por"trait, n. [F., originally p. p. of portraire to portray. See {Portray}.] 1. The likeness of a person, painted, drawn, or engraved; commonly, a representation of the human face painted from real life. [1913 Webster]

In portraits, the grace, and, we may add, the likeness, consists more in the general air than in the exact similitude of every feature. --Sir J. Reynolds. [1913 Webster]

Note: The meaning of the word is sometimes extended so as to include a photographic likeness. [1913 Webster]

2. Hence, any graphic or vivid delineation or description of a person; as, a portrait in words. [1913 Webster]

{Portrait bust}, or {Portrait statue}, a bust or statue representing the actual features or person of an individual; -- in distinction from an ideal bust or statue. [1913 Webster]


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  • Portrait — Por trait, n. [F., originally p. p. of portraire to portray. See {Portray}.] 1. The likeness of a person, painted, drawn, or engraved; commonly, a representation of the human face painted from real life. [1913 Webster] In portraits, the grace,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Portrait bust — Portrait Por trait, n. [F., originally p. p. of portraire to portray. See {Portray}.] 1. The likeness of a person, painted, drawn, or engraved; commonly, a representation of the human face painted from real life. [1913 Webster] In portraits, the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • PORTRAIT — Autrefois, le mot « portrait » évoquait une personne – homme, femme ou enfant –, figée dans une pose qu’il avait fallu « tenir » devant un artiste prenant des croquis dont ensuite il faisait soit une peinture, soit une sculpture ou une gravure… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Portrait de madame de Verninac — Artiste Jacques Louis David Année 1799 Type Portrait Technique H …   Wikipédia en Français

  • statue — [ staty ] n. f. • 1120; lat. statua ♦ Ouvrage de sculpture en ronde bosse représentant en entier un être vivant. ⇒ atlante, cariatide, colosse, gisant, idole, image, orant, statuette. « ces myriades de statues [...] à genoux, en pied, équestres,… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Statue — Stat ue (st[a^]ch [=oo]; also, st[a^]t [ u]; 135), n. [F., fr. L. statua (akin to stativus standing still), fr. stare, statum, to stand. See {Stand}.] 1. The likeness of a living being sculptured or modeled in some solid substance, as marble,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Portrait of Ferenc Herczeg — is a 1920 sculpture by Hungarian sculptor István Szentgyörgyi.The Bronze statue measures 69 x 47 cm and is currently on display at the Hungarian National Museum, in Budapestources* [http://www.hungart.euroweb.hu/cgi… …   Wikipedia

  • portrait — photograph, *image, effigy, statue, icon, mask …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • statue — *image, effigy, icon, portrait, photograph, mask …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • Statue équestre de Marc Aurèle — 41° 53′ 35″ N 12° 28′ 59″ E / 41.893, 12.483 …   Wikipédia en Français

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