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Citation Guidelines
General Works from The AMICO Library

Just like footnotes for textual sources, it is important to accurately cite works of art when you use them as a reference source. Here are citation outlines and samples for reference purposes. Use a full citation whenever possible. A brief citation is acceptable when space for the citation is limited or if you are citing the work in a paper or some sort of text document.

When a work is reproduced, a copyright statement for the photograph or reproduction may also be required. This is not necessarily the same as the copyright statement for the work itself.

Other Citation Formats:
Works in copyright
Other content in The AMICO Library besides images

Full Citation:
Artist's Name (First and Last), Artist's Nationality and Dates
Title and Date of the Work (if known)
Materials and Dimensions of the Work
Museum Name and Location
Credit Line and Museum's Number
Copyright, if applicable
Image Source and ID Number


Photo © Whitney Museum
of American Art
Edward Hopper, American, 1882-1967
Early Sunday Morning, 1930
Oil on canvas, 35 3/16 x 60 1/4 in. (89.4 x 153 cm)
Whitney Museum of American Art, New York
Purchase, with funds from Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney 31.426
The AMICO Library: WMAA.31.426

Brief Citation:

Artist's Name (First and Last)
Title and Date (if known)
Museum Name and Location
Museum's Number
Copyright, if applicable
Image Source and ID Number


Photo © Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
Lysippides Painter
Hydria: Herakles and Cerberus with Hermes, Athena and Persephone, Ca. 520 B.C.
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Boston, MA, USA, 28.46
The AMICO Library: BMFA.28.46


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