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How to Cite Images

While each professor may have a different preference for what information you will need for an image citation, you can use this as a guide.

  1. Artist name, Title of Work, Date created.
  2. Material or medium, Dimensions.
  3. Location (Repository, Museum, or Owner, etc.)

If you do not know any of these items, provide what you do know and put “unknown” for the rest.

Sometimes, it is sufficient to give just a credit line below the image, rather than a full footnote or endnote. Generally, Turabian style does not require a bibliographic citation for an image.

Try these helpful guides from other schools:

Citing an Image (Vanderbilt)
Citing Images (U. of Cincinnati)
Citing Images (U. of Dayton)
Citing a Work of Art (R&D Online)

John Everett Millais. Ophelia, 1852. Oil on canvas. Tate Britain, London.
762 x 1118 mm. ARTstor.


Portia (Kate Dolan)

John Everett Millais. Portia (Kate Dolan), 1886. Oil on canvas. 125.1 x 83.8 cm. Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. ARTstor.

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Copyright Issues, etc.

Code of Best Practices in Fair Use for the Visual Arts

(February 2015, from the College Art Association)