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conversation piece:

see portraitureportraiture,
the art of representing the physical or psychological likeness of a real or imaginary individual. The principal portrait media are painting, drawing, sculpture, and photography. From earliest times the portrait has been considered a means to immortality.
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conversation piece

1. (esp in 18th-century Britain) a group portrait in a landscape or domestic setting
2. a play emphasizing dialogue
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