portrait-painter love



from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. One whose occupation is the painting of portraits.


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  • As for the portrait-painter, she was a positive bore.

    Chapter 27

  • Into his glittering orbit come, among others, Fuchsia Klumpp, art buyer and S&M devotee; Alice, a redheaded gallery assistant who hates modern art and all it stands for; and Dan, a portrait-painter of the old school.

    Chick lit roundup

  • The Sanders Portrait, believed to have been sketched in 1603 by a friend of a then 39-year-old Shakespeare, is the property of Ottawa resident Lloyd Sullivan, 73, who says his heritage can be traced back to the portrait-painter John Sanders.

    Bard Beyond Belief?

  • “Monsieur, if I were a portrait-painter I should not have done this one.”

    The Purse

  • Salon, passes in bourgeois regions for a fine portrait-painter.

    Pierre Grassou

  • He is a great caricaturist and not a portrait-painter.

    Oscar Wilde, His Life and Confessions

  • ‘Myself at thirty-three years of age!’ says he, pointing to a portrait of a gentleman in leather breeches and mahogany boots; ‘I could have been a portrait-painter, Mr. Smee.’

    The Newcomes

  • This secret was connected with Miss Wirt, who had a cousin an artist, Mr. Smee, very celebrated since as a portrait-painter and R.A., but who once was glad enough to give drawing lessons to ladies of fashion.

    Vanity Fair

  • An artist by the name of Lane Cross, a portrait-painter, who was much less of an artist than he was a stage director, and not much of either, but who made his living by hornswaggling society into the belief that he could paint, was induced to take charge of these stage performances.

    The Titan

  • I cannot say quite so much for any of those in her later works, because in them the philosopher so greatly overtops the portrait-painter, that, in the dissection of the mind, the outward signs seem to have been forgotten.

    An Autobiography


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