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*Art & Design Subject Guide: Citing Images (MLA)

Welcome to the Art & Design Subject Guide, where you'll find a variety of library resources to support your research.

Citation Examples (MLA)

—To cite a work of art: MLA 8th Edition:

Lastname, Firstname of the Artist, Title of the Artwork, Date of Composition,

            Medium used to create the artwork.  Name of the Institution that houses the artwork,

            City of the Institution.

Example:

Sargent, John Singer.  Madame X (Madame Pierre Gautreau), 1883-84, Oil on Canvas.

            Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York.

In text: (Sargent)

 

—To cite a work of art reproduced in a book (MLA 8th Edition): Follow as above, adding information on the book:

Example:

Itten, Johannes. The Encounter, 1916, Oil on Canvas.  Kunsthaus, Zurich.     

            The Prestel Dictionary of Art and Artists in the Twentieth Century, Prestel, p. 165.

In text: (Itten)

 

—To cite a work of art reproduced in a website (MLA 8th Edition): As above, adding information for the website

Gamble, Sidney.  Man on Rope Bridge, 1917-19, Photograph. Duke University Libraries:  

            Digital Collections. library.duke.edu/digitalcollections/gamble_25B-264/.

            Accessed 23 Feb. 2017.

In text: (Gamble)