Pic`tur*esque" (?), a. [It.
pittoresco: cf. F. pittoresque. See Pictorial.]
Forming, or fitted to form, a good or pleasing picture;
representing with the clearness or ideal beauty appropriate to a
picture; expressing that peculiar kind of beauty which is agreeable in
a picture, natural or artificial; graphic; vivid; as, a
picturesque scene or attitude; picturesque
What is picturesque as placed in relation to the
beautiful and the sublime? It is . . . the characteristic pushed into
a sensible excess.
-- Pic`tur*esque"ly, adv. --