Following are several examples of image citations formatted according to MLA, APA, and Chicago styles. For more in-depth examples, check out the resources at Colgate Visual Resources Library.
Goya, Francisco. The Family of Charles IV. 1800. Museo Nacional del Prado, Madrid. Museo Nacional del Prado, www.museodelprado.es/en/the-collection/art-work/the-family-of-carlos-iv/f47898fc-aa1c-48f6-a779-71759e417e74. Accessed 22 May 2006.
Klee, Paul. Twittering Machine. 1922. Museum of Modern Art, New York. The Artchive, www.artchive.com/artchive/K/klee/twittering_machine.jpg.html. Accessed May 2006.
Image with a title from a library database:
Rousseau, H. (1896). The ship in the storm [Painting]. Musee de l'Orangerie, Paris. Retrieved from Oxford Art Online database.
Image with a title from a web site:
Rousseau, H. (1896). The ship in the storm [Painting]. Musee de l'Orangerie, Paris. Retrieved from http://www.uwm.edu/~wash/rousseau.jpg.
Image without a title from a printed source:
Muybridge, E. [Photograph of a horse running]. (1887). National Gallery, London. River of shadows: Eadweard Muybridge and the technological wild West. By Rebecca Solnit. New York, NY: Viking. 52.
Note: If an image does not have a title, create a brief title and place it in [ ].
Image from a library subscription database:
Hoshiko, Eugene. "China Rain." Photograph. 1999. AP Images, ID99062401980.
Image from an online database:
Currier & Ives. "Gray Eagle." Lithograph. ca. 1866. Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Online Catalog, http://www.loc.gov/pictures/item/2006676682/ (accessed September 25, 2010).
Image from a website:
Wilma, David. "El Centro de la Raza, Beacon Hill, Seattle." Photograph. 2001. HistoryLink.org, http://www.historylink.org/index.cfm?DisplayPage=output.cfm&file_id=9186 (accessed September 25, 2010).
[In the footnotes, remove the period after image title, and do not capitalize the image type.
EX: Eugene Hoshiko, "China Rain," photograph, 1999, AP Images, ID99062401980.]
Taken From: http://guides.lib.uw.edu/c.php?g=341352&p=2298334 Images: Image Citation Research Guide University of Washington