To consider the scope of the project, a meeting was held at the National Portrait Gallery in November 2004. Twelve of the most senior experts in their fields met to discuss the potential for a printed publication of the Catalogue Raisonné. The conclusion reached was that the financial implications were overwhelming and it would take too long to deliver so much material, even in several volumes over the years.
The Archive Trust is moving forward using the latest technology, to present the Catalogue Raisonné online. It is a work in progress with our editors contributing research on an on-going basis and updating the material as more information about de László's oeuvre is discovered. The first selection of picture descriptions was released on 22 November 2007, to mark the 70th anniversary of de László’s death, and the 100th Anniversary of his first exhibition in England at the Fine Art Society, London. In 2014 we engaged Keepthinking, who have helped us to transfer our database and website to their new and much improved designs.
Firstly to thank all the owners of de László paintings and drawings and especially the long-suffering members of the de Laszlo family, without whose incredible co-operation this catalogue raisonné would be impossible to achieve.
Our Trustees: Howard Mighell, Lucy de Laszlo and Dr Martin Postle
Our Vice-Patrons: Paul Moorhouse, Andrew Wilton and Richard Ormond for their continuing support and guidance.
Art Uk (formerly the Public Catalogue Foundation), who have given us use of their professional photographs.
The Witt Library at the Courtauld Institute for their continuing work on the De László Collection of Laib plate glass negatives.
To the following individuals who have contributed greatly with historical, genealogical and academic advice:
Dr Gabriel Badea-Päun, Paris; Timothy F. Boettger, USA; Pip Dodd, National Army Museum, London; Revd. E. W. Hanson, Boston; Dr Giancarlo Fochesato, Italy; Dr Gergely Pál Sallay in Budapest; Jasmina Jakšić, Serbia; M. Christophe Vachaudez in Brussels
Adela Mackinlay de Casal, President of Sotheby’s Argentina, and her team have provided generous support of our academic research for the catalogue raisonné in facilitating contact with several owners and achieving photography of their portraits in Argentina. In addition to her work with Sotheby’s, Adela de Casal is an active supporter of the arts and sits on the board of several important Argentine charitable institutions.