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Art History: Citing Images

Citing images

 

 Purdue Online Writing Lab: Citing Non-traditional sources - click here!

Information in the table is from:

MLA Citation Style:  Non-Traditional Sources. Trinity University, Elizabeth Huth Coates Library, 2009. Web.

          24 February 2010.

 

A Painting, Sculpture, or Photograph (original)

 

 

1.  Works Cited citation format:

   Name of Creator. Title. Year of Composition. Medium. Name of Museum

          or Current Location, City.

 2.  Works Cited citation example:

    Da Vinci, Leonardo. Mona Lisa. 1503-1506. Oil on wood. Louvre, Paris.

3.  In-text citation format:

    (Last Name)

4.  In-text citation example:

    (Da Vinci)

 For more information, see pages 200-201 in the MLA Handbook, 7th ed.

 

 

A Painting, Sculpture, or Photograph (reproduced in a book or another work)

 

 

1.  Works Cited citation format:

    Name of Creator. Title. Year of Composition. Name of Museum or

          Current Location, City. Title of Publication. Ed. Name of Editor.

          Publisher's City: Publisher, Date of Publication. Page number.

          Medium.

 2.  Works Cited citation example: 

    Da Vinci, Leonardo. Mona Lisa. 1503-1506. Louvre, Paris. The Fictional

          Journals of Leonardo Da Vinci. Ed. Vincent Lescaroff. Oxford:

          Oxford UP, 2001. 183. Print.

3.  In-text citation format: 

    (Last Name)

4.  In-text citation example:

    (Da Vinci)

For more information, see page 201 in the MLA Handbook, 7th ed.

 

 

A Painting, Sculpture, or Photograph (retrieved from ARTstor or another subscription database)

 

 

1. Works Cited citation Format: 

    Last, First Artist's name. Title. Year of Composition. Name of Museum

          or Current Location, City. Database Name. Web. Day Month

          Year of Access.

 2. Worked Cited citation Example:

    Hopper, Edward. House by the Railroad. 1925. Museum of Modern Art,

          New York City. ARTstor. Web. 9 Feb. 2008.

 3. In-text citation format:

    (Last Name) or (Last Name, Title Phrase) if citing more than one image by the  

    same author

4. In-text citation example: 

    (Hopper) or (Hopper, House)

 For more information, see pages 189-190 and 200 in the MLA Handbook, 7th ed.