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Art History

Chicago Citation Style

Tip: When using a citation generation tool, always check the citation created to make sure it is formatted correctly!

Image Citation Basics

When using images in research projects, you need to cite your image sources just as you cite your text sources.
The information you will need:

  • Artist name
  • Title of the work
  • Date it was created
  • Repository, museum, or owner
  • City or Country of origin
  • Dimensions of the work
  • Material or medium such as oil on canvas, marble, found objects

If you found the image in a book you will need the author, title, publisher information, date, and page, figure or plate number of the reproduction.

If you found the image online you will need an access date, the web site or database address (URL)  and in some cases an image ID number.

Image Citation in Chicago Style