Artist’s Last Name, First Name. Title of the work, the date of composition, the institution's name, the city in which the work is located, but omit the city if it is part of the institution's name (MLA 49). The medium of publication and materials of composition (for instance, “Lithograph on paper,” “Photograph,” “Charcoal on paper,”) if important for your discussion, could be included at the end of the entry as optional elements.
Constable, John. Dedham Vale. 1802, Victoria and Albert Museum, London. Oil on canvas.
Rodin, Auguste. The Thinker. Circa 1880, cast circa 1904, The Legion of Honor, San Francisco, California.
List the author of the photograph, if known. Then provide a description of the photograph in place of a title. List the date the photograph was taken, if known.
Adams, Ansel. Gottardo Piazzoni in His Studio. 1932.
To cite a photograph in a personal collection, in the optional-element slot at the end of the entry, indicate that the photograph is in a personal collection:
Smith, John. Photograph of the sculpture of Miguel Cervantes in San Francisco Golden Gate Park. 4 Sept. 2018. Author’s personal collection.
“Provide a generic description of the source, neither italicized nor enclosed in quotation marks. Capitalize the first word of the description and any proper nouns in it.” (MLA 28-29)
Artist's Last Name, First Name. Description of the work. Year the work created, Location of the Work, City, State.
Africano, Nicolas. A woman's head wrap with bandana, 2007, De Young Museum, San Francisco, California.