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  • Images that are intended to portray one or more persons, fictitious characters, or mythological beings.

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    • Portraits
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    • found: Art & architecture thesaurus online, October 9, 2016(portraits; variant: portraiture; note: Representations of real individuals that are intended to capture a known or supposed likeness, usually including the face of the person. For representations intended to be anonymous, or of fictional or mythological characters, see "figures (representations).")
    • found: LCSH, October 9, 2016(Portraits; UF Portraiture; BT Art; Biography; Pictures; RT Block books; Block printing; NT Biography-18th century-Portraits; Biography-20th century-Portraits; Crowned-nun portraits; Effigies; Equestrian portraits; Jewish portraits; Portrait medallions; Portrait miniatures; Portraits, Group; Portraits on pottery; Portraits on quilts; Profile portraits; Self-portraits; Silhouettes; Spirit portraits)
    • found: Thesaurus for graphic materials, October 9, 2016(Portraits; BT Pictures; NT Group portraits; Portrait drawings; Portrait paintings; Portrait photographs; Portrait prints; Self-portraits; RT Caricatures; Crayon enlargements; Family trees; Posing; Silhouettes; scope note: Graphic representations, especially of the face, of real persons, usually posed, living or dead. Pictures whose purpose is the portrayal of an individual or several people, not pictures that merely include people as part of an event or scene.)
    • found: Oxford dictionary of English (3rd ed.), Oxford reference, October 9, 2016(Portrait: a painting, drawing, photograph, or engraving of a person, especially one depicting only the face or head and shoulders.)
  • General Notes

    • Images that are intended to portray one or more persons, fictitious characters, or mythological beings.
  • Example Notes

    • Example under [Pictures]
  • Change Notes

    • 2017-11-13: new
    • 2018-02-20: revised
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