The de Laszlo Archive Trust is a charitable trust (registered with the Charity Commission, no.1102468). It was set up in 2004 by Damon de Laszlo, primarily for the funding and administration of the research and cataloguing of Philip de László’s paintings and to preserve, catalogue and index the Archive.

Founder and President

Damon de Laszlo, DL

Trustees

The Hon. Mrs Sandra de Laszlo
Director and Executive Editor, de László Catalogue Raisonné
Chairman of the Trust 

Lucy de Laszlo, BA Hons

Howard S. Mighell, ACA
Secretary to the Trust

Vice-Patrons

Andrew Wilton, FSA, Hon RWS, FRSA  
Visiting Research Fellow at Tate Britain, Overseeing Editor, who has read and improved hundreds of de László picture descriptions over the years.

Paul Moorhouse, MA
Head of Collections Displays (Victorian to Contemporary) and Senior Curator of 20th Century Collections, National Portrait Gallery

Richard Ormond CBE Co-author of the John Singer Sargent Catalogue Raisonné and Chairman of the Trustees of the Watts Gallery 

Advisors to the Trust

Katherine Field, Senior Editor 
Alexandra Titze-Grabec, European Editor 
Susan de Laszlo, Spanish and South American Editor
Beata Somfalvi, Hungarian Editor
Dr Caroline Corbeau-Parsons, Assistant Curator 1850-1915, Tate Britain

The Trust's Activities

The de Laszlo Archive Trust has donated to the National Portrait Gallery in London more than 15,000 items of correspondence and press cuttings that were kept by de László during his lifetime. This collection includes important letters between the artist and some of the most significant individuals of the period: Presidents, monarchs and courtiers, statesmen and diplomats, soldiers, scientists and churchmen, as well as artists, writers and musicians.

This unique collection provides a valuable insight not only into de László’s work but also into his role as witness to the historical and political events of his time. The material continues to be scanned and is held on a database in the Catalogue Raisonné office and much of the original material is held in the Heinz Archive and Library at the National Portrait Gallery. The Catalogue Raisonné Team translates, transcribes and indexes the papers and the information contained enriches the picture descriptions for the Catalogue.

The Trust has partly-sponsored and supported three exhibitions: A Brush with Grandeur (2004), De László in Holland (2007) and Philip de László Portraits (2010).

The Trust has funded the restoration of one of de László’s early masterpieces: a portrait of Lucy Guinness owned by the Dublin City Art Gallery - The Hugh Lane

  • László, Mrs Philip de, née Lucy Madeleine Guinness 11474

    László, Mrs Philip de, née Lucy Madeleine Guinness 11474 Roy Fox Fine Art Photography © de Laszlo Foundation

The Trust has worked closely with National Life Stories, Artists’ Lives, at the British Library National Sound Archive. Those individuals who were recorded and mention the artist include: Philip German-Ribon, Lady Elizabeth Basset, Sir Alexander Glen, Diana Walford and Marit Aschan.

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Donors of £100 or more will receive two free DVDs of Philip de László’s archive film.

The de Laszlo Archive Trust: registered with the Charity Commission, no.1102468