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Citing Works of Art (Chicago Style)

Art History most commonly uses the Chicago Style for citation.

Citing works of art and online images are special cases that are often buried and hard to find in the style manuals. We've included some quick examples below.

Don't hesitate to ask a librarian if you're having problems!

See the Chicago/Turabian page of our Style Guides reference page for more help with using these or other citation styles.


Examples

Works of Art in a Museum

Artists's last name, first name. Title of the Work. Place where found, location of place where found, composition year.

Klimt, Gustav. The Kiss. Oesterreichische Galerie im Belvedere, Vienna, Austria, 1907.

Photographs of Works of Art (i.e., from a book)

Artists's last name, first name. Title of the Work. Place where found, location of place where found, in Author's first and last name, Title of Book in which photograph appears. Place of publication: publisher, year, page number.

Degas, Edgar. Woman With Binoculars. Staatliche Kunstsammlungen, Dresden, in Barbara Ehrlich White, Impressionists Side by Side: Their Friendships, Rivalries, and Artistic Exchanges. New York: Knopf, 1996, 192.

Images Found Online

Artists's last name, first name. Title of the Work. Place where found, location of place where found, composition year. Web address (access date).

Klimt, Gustav. The Kiss. Oesterreichische Galerie im Belvedere, Vienna, Austria, 1907. Http://www.artstor.org/ (accessed September 9, 2009).