What does the word portraiture mean?

Usage examples for portraiture

  1. I would my space could admit of my completing, as it ought to be completed, this portraiture of a true Christian gentleman! – Ten Thousand a-Year. Volume 1. by Samuel Warren
  2. The faithful portraiture she achieved for others was wanting. – The Shadow of the East by E. M. Hull
  3. The most striking dramatic portraiture in the book is that bestowed on Charles Burke, William Warren, George Holland, Tom Glessing, and Edwin Adams. – Shadows of the Stage by William Winter