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Template:Walters Art Museum artwork

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institution QS:P195,Q210081
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{{Walters Art Museum artwork}} template is a specialization of Artwork template used for the description of images of artworks from Walters Art Museum and uploaded as a part of


{{Walters Art Museum artwork
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Template parameters

artistArtist who created the original artwork. Use {{Creator:Name Surname}} with {{Creator}} template whenever possible.blank field presented as: "Author".optional
titleTitle of the artwork. Skip and use description field if artwork has no title. Use Language templates when translating and boldface the original-language title, for example:
  • {{en|''The Title of the Picture''.}}

Many frequently used titles have Multilingual tags are available, like{{Self-portrait}}.

  • {{en|Untitled, known as ''A Common Title'' or ''Another Known Title''.}}
descriptionDescription of the content of the artwork (using multilingual templates like {{En}}). Often unnecessary in case of paintings when title is used. {{Depicted person}} template could be used to list depicted people.emptyoptional
dateDate of creation of the original artwork by one of the following ways:
  • for simple dates use ISO 8601 format, e.g. "1234" or "2006-01-15" for "15 January 2006". The following formats are recognized:
    • YYYY
    • YYYY-MM
    • YYYY-MM-DD
  • for all other dates use {{Date}} or {{Other date}}
  • emptyoptional
    medium(Alternative name: technique)
    Medium (technique and materials) used to create artwork. Use, when possible:
  • {{Technique}} template
  • multilingual Technique tags, like {{Oil on canvas}}
  • {{Reproduction}} template to distinguish between the technique of a reproduction and of the original artwork
  • emptyoptional
    dimensionsDimensions of the artwork: 1D (length), 2D (width × height) or 3D (width × height × depth). Please use Size formatting template, such as:
  • {{Size|unit=cm|width=76.7|height=83.5}} <— gives Height: 83.5 cm (32.8 ″); Width: 76.7 cm (30.1 ″)
    dimensions QS:P2048,83.5U174728;P2049,76.7U174728
  • or {{Size|in|30.2|32.87}} <— gives 30.2 × 32.8 ″ (76.7 × 83.4 cm), if sizes are given in inches
  • Avoid using Language templates
  • emptyoptional
    locationLocation within the museumemptyoptional
    referencesBooks and websites with information about the artwork. Please use {{Cite book}} and {{Cite web}} templates.emptyoptional
    provenanceProvenance (history of artwork ownership). Use {{ProvenanceEvent}}, {{Discovered}} and other similar templates.emptyoptional
    exhibition historyexhibition historyemptyoptional
    credit lineMany artworks are gifts to the museums which are obligated to show such credit, like for example: Gift of the Friends of the Louvre Society, 1961. Not to be confused with credit line attributing the photographer required by CC licensesemptyoptional
    inscriptionsDescription of: inscriptions, watermarks, captions, coats of arm, etc. Use {{Inscription}}emptyoptional
    place of originWhere the artwork originates fromemptyoptional
    place of discoveryWhere the artwork was originally discoveredemptyoptional
    place depictedIf an artwork depicts a particular location, the location should be listed hereemptyoptional
    notesAdditional information about the artwork and its history.emptyoptional
    accession numberMuseum's accession number or some other inventory or identification number. Provide also link to museum database if available.emptyoptional
    idid used by the link to the website (also the Walters Museums' internal database ID for the artwork)emptyoptional
    permissionlicense information. Common license tag(s), include:
  • {{PD-art|PD-old-100}} <— file found on the web; artist died 100+ years ago
  • Artwork: {{PD-old-100}} Photo: {{PD-self}} <— file self-made; artist died 100+ years ago
  • blank field presented as: "See below."optional
    other_versionsLinks to files with very similar content or derivative files; use thumbnails or <gallery></gallery>.emptyoptional
    authorIn some cases author is a better option than artist. In other cases like for example manuscripts, work can have author, artist and scribe.emptyoptional
    scribeIn some cases scribe is a better option than artist. In other cases like for example manuscripts, work can have author, artist and scribe.emptyoptional
    publisherIn some cases publisher is a better option than artist, for example Japanese prints would have artist and publisher instead of 2 artists.emptyoptional

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