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Principles of Writing: Artwork

Citing Artwork

Create your Works Cited by using the template of core elements. List each relevant element for every source.

MLA 9 Core Elements

For online sources list each relevant element from containers 1 and 2, and include an access date. 

URL Citations

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

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

MLA 9 Artwork

Example | Artwork Viewed in Person

MLA 9 Artwork viewed in personImage of Bearden's The Train

Example | Artwork Viewed Online (Database)

MLA 9 Artwork viewed onlineTennis at Newport by Bellows

Example | Artwork Viewed Online (Website)

Image of Mackintosh's PeoniesMLA 9 Artwork viewed on 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]

MLA 9 Image caption

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

MLA 9 Works Cited artwork example