Named Individual Works of Art:

Construct a uniform title for a named work of art when it is needed for an access point (main entry, added entry, subject entry) on a bibliographic record. ( FN 1) Use as the uniform title the title found in English-language reference sources. ( FN 2) If not found in English-language reference sources, use other reference sources. However, a reference source that routinely uses one language for all titles should not be used unless necessary. If the evidence is inconclusive, use (in this order of preference) the title found in:

image\POINT_BL.gif encyclopedias or dictionaries

image\POINT_BL.gif indexes

image\POINT_BL.gif a catalogue raisonn√© for the artist

image\POINT_BL.gif catalogs issued by the body owning the work of art.

Make name/title (or title, if responsibility for the work is unknown) references from titles not chosen as the uniform title.

Follow the rules in chapter 21 for the choice of access points.


See also:

25.4. Works Created Before 1501