Definition of portraiture noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

portraiture

 noun
noun
BrE BrE//ˈpɔːtrətʃə(r)//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈpɔːrtrətʃər//
 
[uncountable] Artwork and techniques, Crafts and skills
 
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the art of making portraits; the portraits that are made See related entries: Artwork and techniques, Crafts and skills Word Origin late Middle English: from Old French, from portrait, past participle (used as a noun) of Old French portraire ‘portray’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: portraiture