Definitions for "Portray"
portray in words; "The book portrays the actor as a selfish person"
assume or act the character of; "She impersonates Madonna"; "The actor portrays an elderly, lonely man"
Keywords:  goya, duchess, alba, mistress, wanted
make a portrait of; "Goya wanted to portray his mistress, the Duchess of Alba"
Keywords:  adorn, pictures
To adorn with pictures.
To paint or draw the likeness of; as, to portray a king on horseback.
represent in a painting, drawing, sculpture, or verbally; "The father is portrayed as a good-looking man in this painting"
Hence, figuratively, to describe in words.