pourtraict

pourtraict

(ˈpɔːtreɪt)
n
an archaic spelling of portrait
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Et bien que j'aye un peu de geometrie Par le compas et propre symetrie, Phizonomye en qui le vif conciste La gist le point que doit savoir l'artiste, Et les couleurs couvrent a point le trect, Mais le plus fort est que tout soit pourtraict Bien justement, et de bonne mesure, Ou autrement il n'aproche nature.
(9) When referring to chastity as the "fairest vertue" Spenser refers to "living art": "Sith it [chastity] is shrined in my Soveraines brest, / And formed so lively in each perfect part, / That to all Ladies, which have it profest, / Neede but behold the pourtraict of her hart, / If portrayd it might bee by any living art" (FQ 2.proem.
(32.) Joseph Duchesne, Le Pourtraict de la Sante (Paris: Claude Morel, 1606), 384 and 408, quoted in Ken Abala, Eating Right in the Renaissance (Berkeley: University of California Press, 2002), 212-13.
One reads: "Ce grand ouvrier, pour faire tribut taire, / Fit tel pourtraict parfaict en ses valleurs / Que veu l'image en ses traictz et coulleurs, / Gecta dessus les yeulx de son couraige / Si qu'amourseux fut de son propre ouvrage, / Et pour pourvoir a ses grandz appetitz, / II l'embrassoit en voullant qu'elle vive...." (verse 25-33).
But such a Pourtraict asks a Master's Hand, Thy Muse, O Pope, Panthea may demand: Neglecting Her just Praise, yourself you wrong Her Fame, with yours, to distant Times prolong, Nor let it sink Obscure in Damon's Song.
Dizain 288 mentions "yeulx," dizain 297 "l'oeil"; 288 speaks of "pourtraicture," 297 of "Pourtraict"; rhythmic and syntactic resonances between 288 and 297 occur in the first four syllables of their second lines: "L'art, & la main" and "L'oeil, & le sens." The grammatical echo suggests to the mind a semantic connection between the two phrases, reinforced by the presence of one physical body part in each segment, for the hand that draws the portrait calls for its reception by the eye, whose glance passes over the drawn lines.
In 1475, Pierre le Sinierre, "machon," was recompensed for a depiction on parchment of the tomb ("ung pourtraict en parchemin de la sepulture pour escriptura") which was destined for the nave of the cathedral ("en la nef des son eglise de Rouen").
si, tant soit peu, dessus ton sainct Pourtraict L'oeil, & le sens aulcunement ie boute, De tout ennuy ie suis alors distraict, Car ta figure a moy s'addonne toute.
The blush, first offered as if it might be a sign of sexual shame, of complicity in the male poet's erotic game, is reclaimed as a symptom of purely social embarrassment at undeserved compliments: "Dy moy Rochette que fais tu?/Ha tu rougis, c'est de la honte / De voir un pourtraict qui surmonte / Ta foible et debile vertu." ("Tell me, Little Rock, what are you doing?