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Using the Image Citation format below, create the MLA Works Cited citation for this image. Click on the image for details.

Ricky Swallow's water color painting titled Beaming Monkey, which is a portrait of a monkey with beams of light shooting from it's eyes.

CITING SOURCES –– Give credit to all the sources you use to write your essays and papers through citation. Check out Purdue University’s Online Writing Lab (OWL) for media and image citation formats (Listed under the Common Sources.)


Image Citation format from an online Website:

Artist’s Last name, First name. Title of the Image. Date created. Title of the Museum Collection or Website, URL.

Example of an image from a website:

Stieglitz, Alfred. Hands of Georgia O’Keeffe at 291. June 1917. The J. Paul Getty Museum Collection,


When you are citing an image reproduced in a book, it is usually sufficient to refer to the image in your paper or presentation and create a works-cited-list entry for the book as whole.