Answered By: Christine Anderton
Last Updated: Aug 07, 2019     Views: 58

You should use the below format in your bibliography when creating a reference for an image:

ARTIST, Year. Title of work [material type]. In: AUTHOR, Year. Title. Place of publication: Publisher.

Here is an example:

  • POLLOCK, J., 1950. Number 22 [enamel on masonite]. In: A. TINKER, 2006. A Century of Art: Creative Display and Activities Inspired by Twentieth Century Art. Dunstable: Belair.


If it is for an Online Image please follow the below format:

ARTIST, Year. Description or title of image [online image]. Available from: web address [Accessed date].

Note: If you do not know who created the image, begin the reference with the subject and/or title of the image.

Here is an example:

  • NHS CHOICES, 2012. nicotine patch [online image]. Available from: [Accessed 21 June 2014].


If it is for an image in a gallery please follow the below format:

ARTIST, Year. Title of work [material type]. At: Town/City: Gallery.

Here is an example:

  • TURNER, J. M. W., 1849. The Wreck Buoy [oil on canvas]. At: Liverpool: Sudley House.


For further details please refer to the Harvard Referencing Guide or get in touch.

If you are using a different referencing style to Harvard please contact your tutor for support.

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