Template:Photograph/doc

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{{Photograph}} is an alternative to {{Information}} or {{Artwork}} templates used mostly for the detail descriptions of historical photographs, especially those residing in museums or galleries.

Usage

{{Photograph
 |photographer       =
 |title              =
 |description        =
 |depicted people    =
 |depicted place     =
 |date               =
 |medium             =
 |dimensions         =
 |institution        =
 |department         =
 |references         =
 |object history     =
 |exhibition history =
 |credit line        =
 |inscriptions       =
 |notes              =
 |accession number   =
 |source             =
 |permission         =
 |other_versions     =
 |wikidata           =
 |camera coord       =
}}

Use instead of {{Information}} or {{Artwork}}

Template parameters

Parameter Description Default Status
photographer
Photographer
author
Author
Photographer who took the original photograph. Use {{Creator:Name Surname}} with {{Creator}} template whenever possible. blank field presented as: "Author". optional
title
Title
Title 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''.}}
empty optional
description
Description
Description 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. empty optional
depicted people
Depicted people
List of people depicted in the photograph. Separated by forward-slash ("/"). empty optional
depicted place
Depicted place
Place depicted in the photograph. Bare names will be attempted parsed through {{city}}. empty optional
date
Date
year
Year
Date when the photograph was taken 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
empty optional
medium
Medium
technique
Technique
(Alternative name: technique)
Medium (technique and materials) used to create artwork. Use, when possible:
empty optional
dimensions
Dimensions
size
Size
Dimensions of the photographic print. Please use {{Size}} formatting template, such as:
  • {{Size|unit=cm|width=76.7|height=83.5}} <— gives Height: 83.5 cm (32.9 in). Width: 76.7 cm (30.2 in).
  • or {{Size|in|30.2|32.87}} <— gives 30.2 × 32.87 in (76.7 × 83.5 cm), if sizes are given in inches
  • Avoid using Language templates
empty optional
institution
Institution
gallery
Gallery
museum
Museum
Gallery, museum or collection owning the piece. Use:
(Inventory)Louvre Museum Link back to Institution infobox template wikidata:Q19675
Louvre 2007 02 24 c.jpg
Native name Musée du Louvre
Location Paris
Coordinates 48° 51′ 37″ N, 2° 20′ 15″ E Link to OpenStreetMap  Link to Google Maps
Established
Website www.louvre.fr
Authority control

Those tags are based on {{Institution}} and occupy Institution: namespace.

  • For lost pieces: "Stolen from (gallery) in (date)", "Lost by fire from (gallery) in (date)", or similar.
  • For private collection use {{Private collection}}
empty optional
department
Department
Department, division, collection, or other location within the institution empty optional
references
References
Books and websites with information about the artwork. Please use {{Cite book}} and {{Cite web}} templates. empty optional
object history
object_history
Object_history
Object history
Provenance (history of artwork ownership). Use {{ProvenanceEvent}}, {{Discovered}} and other similar templates. empty optional
exhibition history
exhibition_history
Exhibition_history
Exhibition history
exhibition history empty optional
credit line
credit_line
Credit_line
Credit line
Many 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 licenses empty optional
inscriptions
Inscriptions
Description of: inscriptions, watermarks, captions, coats of arm, etc. Use {{inscription}} empty optional
notes
Notes
Additional information about the artwork and its history. empty optional
accession number
Accession number
ID
Id
id
Museum's accession number or some other inventory or identification number. Provide also link to museum database if available. empty optional
source
Source
Information about source of the file. Possible values:
  • If image was found on the internet include original URLs (preferably two, embedding web page and image).
  • If it is a scan from a book then include the book references where you scanned it from (preferably with ISBN and page)

Some examples:

empty optional
permission
Permission
license 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_versions
other_versions
Other_versions
Other versions
Links to files with very similar content or derivative files; use thumbnails or <gallery></gallery>. empty optional
other_fields
other_fields
Other_fields
Other fields
Additional table fields. Easiest way to use it is through {{Information field|name=Field Name|value=Field Value}}. There are also other_fields_1, other_fields_2, other_fields_3, and other_fields_4 for placing fields in other locations. empty optional
wikidata
Wikidata
Wikidata ID of the Wikidata item about the artwork (if any) empty optional
original description
Original description
Original description provided by the source institition empty optional
original description info Optional header for original description empty optional
biased
if original description is biased set "|biased=1" to show Note: This description has been identified as biased or incorrect. empty optional
camera coord
Camera coord
can be used to add camera coordinates when used with {{Location |...|bare=1}} empty optional
strict Ordinarily Template:Photograph always show "Photographer" and "Source" rows. This default behavior can be overwritten by setting "strict=". Use only when file contains ways of specifying license and source. 1 optional
demo "demo=1" will show all the fields used by the template empty or not. Meant to be used only in template: namespace when demonstrating template fields. Usual form is "demo=<noinclude>1</noinclude>". empty optional

Additional information

The template is intended to be used in the following namespaces: the File namespace

The template is intended to be used by the following user groups: all users

Placement: At the top of the page

See also

Commons:Infoboxes, {{Information}}, {{Artwork}}, {{Book}}, {{Musical work}}

Localization

This template is localized by utilizing MediaWiki namespace messages. These can be translated at translatewiki.net (current translations).