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Citation Resources: Artwork

Citing Artwork

Create your Works Cited list by following MLA style's core elements:

Assist your reader by including additional details when possible:

Include access dates in MLA's optional field. It is required by your professors.

Citations in your paper should be formatted in a black or grayscale font.

URL Citations

DOI logoInclude a Digital Object Identifier (DOI) to an online journal article when possible.

If no DOI is available, include a URL without http:// or https:// 

Permanent link logoOn a database, use the permanent link or permalink.

Include an access date at the end of a citation. Your professor requires it.

Artwork Citation | Works Cited

Artwork Citation

Example | Artwork Viewed in Person

Image of The Train Artwork viewed in person

Example | Artwork Viewed Online (Database)

Artwork viewed online via databaseImage of Bellows' Tennis at Newport

Example | Artwork Viewed Online (Website)

Image of Mackintosh's PeoniesArtwork viewed online via website

Artwork Citation | Image Caption

An image caption contains more information than the works cited entry, such as dimensions, funder and object number. Include whatever information the institution has provided.

Example | Image Caption

Image of Monet's Water Lilies [panel 2]

Image Caption

This image caption would be referenced in the Works Cited section as follows:

Image Caption in Works Cited