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Images

Researching a topic in Art History using the resources of Boston College

For more information on Italian, Islamic, and Medieval Art see corresponding research guides



Citing Images

Images or illustrations can enhance your papers and presentations. Like written sources, images also need to be properly cited. Always cite (give credit) where you found the image. Here are examples of the information needed.

A museum object


 

Artist's Name (First and Last)
Title and Date
Museum Name and Location
Image Source and ID Number

 


Example:

Andokides Painter
Neck-Handled Amphora: Herakles & Cerberus, Ca. 510 B.C.
Musée du Louvre, Paris, France
ARTstor: UCSD_41822000405785

 

 

 

An image from ARTstor
geese

 

Title of the Work
Artist's Name (First and Last)
Date of the Work
Image Source
Date of Citation
Electronic Database

 


Example
:
Three Geese. Simon de Vlieger, c. 1600-1653.
The Illustrated Bartsch. Vol. 1, Netherlandish Artists.
[cited 22 October 2004]. In ARTstor [database online].
 

 

An image from a Web Site

haystacks

 

 

Title of the Work
Artist's Name (First and Last)
Date of the Work
Image Source
Date of Citation
World Wide Web Site


 

Example:
Haystacks. (Effect of Snow and Sun) Claude Monet. 1891. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, [cited 5 June 2008]

http://www.metmuseum.org/toah/images/h2/h2_29.100.109.jpg

Museums and Archives Open Access Images

Art of the Ancient World Images

Netherlandish Art

Selected Image Databases