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Eighteenth-Century Life

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For the sake of consistency, captions will end with terminal punctuation. 

Parenthetical references to figures are done like this: (figure 3)

Figure 1. John Smith, View of the Village Green (1756). Courtesy British Museum.

Joseph Boiston, Brutus, (1792), marble, 86  x 60 x 36 cm, Musee des Beaux-Arts, Tours, INVD50-6-2. Photo credit: Art Resources, NY.

Figure 3. Jacques-Louis David, Study for Brutus (ca. 1788), oil on paper, 27½  x 35 cm, Nationalmuseum, Stockholm, NM 2683. Nationalmuseum.

Date in parentheses. Commas separate all entries, except for the final Credit line, i.e., Courtesy The J. Paul Getty Collection would be preceded by a period.

Note, cm for centimeter, no period, but in. for inch, period.


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