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MLA Citation Examples: Images

General tips

  • Collection: If known, the collection which owns the image should be included in your citation along with its location.
  • Medium:  If known, the medium of the image should be included - for example, Painting.
  • Untitled images: ‚ÄčIf an image is untitled, create a brief, descriptive title for it. Do not italicize this title or place it in quotes, and capitalize only the first word and any proper nouns.
  • MLA provides limited guidance on citing images. if you are unable to cite the image that you need to using the formats below, please contact us for assistance.

Library database

Titled image:

Martin, Agnes. Morning. 1965. Painting. Tate Gallery, London. Oxford Reference, www.oxfordreference.com/view/10.1093/acref/9780195335798.001.0001/acref-9780195335798-e-1302.

Untitled image:

Massachusetts Historical Society. Seal of the society set in a landscape with ornaments. Proceedings of the Massachusetts Historical Society, vol. 17, 1879-1880, p. iii. JSTOR, ezproxy.umgc.edu/login?url=http://www.jstor.org/stable/25079540.

Free Web

Titled image:

Rousseau, Henri. The Ship in the Storm. 1896. Painting. Musee de l'Orangerie, Paris, www.musee-orangerie.fr/en/artwork/ship-storm.

Image reproduced in a printed source

Titled image:

Rousseau, Henri. The Ship in the Storm. 1896. Painting. Musee de l'Orangerie, Paris. Henri Rousseau: Jungles in Paris. By Claire Fresches, et al. National Gallery of Art, 2006. p. 232.

Untitled image:

Muybridge, Eadweard. Photograph of a horse running. 1887. National Gallery, London. Eadweard Muybridge: The Father of the Motion Picture. By Gordon Hendricks. Grossman, 1975. p. 202.

Give the number of the page that the image appears on after the book's publication information.