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Chicago Citation Style, 17th Edition: Paintings, Illustrations, Tables

A University of Lethbridge Library guide to Chicago Manual of Style citations.

Paintings, Photographs, Sculptures (14.235)

Information about paintings, photographs, sculptures, or other works of art can typically be presented in the text rather than in a note or bibliography. However, if it is necessary to put in a note or bibliography entry, list the artist, the title of the work (in italics), the date of creation or completion, followed by information about the medium, and the location of the work. If the work was consulted online, add a URL at the very end of the entry.

N:         1. Salvador Dalí, The Persistence of Memory, 1931, oil on canvas, 9½ × 13″ (24.1 × 33 cm), Museum of Modern Art, New York, 

B:   Dalí, Salvador. The Persistence of Memory. 1931. Oil on canvas, 9½ × 13″ (24.1 × 33 cm). 
             Museum of Modern Art, New York.

Illustrations or Tables (14.158)

The abbreviation fig. may be used for figure, but table, map, plate, and other illustration forms are spelled out. The page number, if given, precedes the illustration number, with a comma between them.

N:         1. Jean-Paul Chavas, David Hummels, and Brian D. Wright, eds., The Economics of Food Price Volatility (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2014), 167, table 4.4. 

B:   Chavas, Jean-Paul, David Hummels, and Brian D. Wright, eds. The Economics of Food Price Volatility.
             Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2014.