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portrait-painter

Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun One whose occupation is the painting of portraits.

Etymologies

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Examples

  • 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

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

    The Purse

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

    Oscar Wilde, His Life and Confessions

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

    Pierre Grassou

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

    Pierre Grassou

  • ‘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

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