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Por"trai*ture (?; 135), n. [F. portraiture.] 1. A portrait; a likeness; a painted resemblance; hence, that which is copied from some example or model.
For, by the image of my cause, I see Shak.
The portraiture of his.
Divinity maketh the love of ourselves the pattern; the love of our neighbors but the portraiture. Bacon.
2. Pictures, collectively; painting. [Obs.] Chaucer.
3. The art or practice of making portraits. Walpole.
Por"trai*ture, v. t. To represent by a portrait, or as by a portrait; to portray. [R.] Shaftesbury.