every artist should have a catalogue raisonné


panOpticon is online software purpose-built to manage the kinds of data one needs to create a  catalogue raisonné. That means it’s a database of a single artist’s work, and it is used by estate managers, foundations, galleries, museums, scholars, and sometimes artist’s themselves to provide others with the provenance information needed to valuate an artwork in the marketplace.

Our CMS follows cataloguing best practices as recommended by leading members of the Catalogue Raisonné Scholars Association we refer to the Visual Resources Association guidelines for describing cultural works and images we use The Chicago Manual of Style as a guide in formatting texts.

And we work continuously with professional art cataloguers to improve and update our product features and protocols.

“One of our challenges is to create a complex online reference tool that can cover the many aspects of Lichtenstein’s work – sometimes it is rather difficult to establish a clear and integrated architecture. But with the help of our panOpticon database we are making great progress.”
 — Roy Lichtenstein Catalogue Raisonné Project


 panOpticon software powers these catalogues raisonnés –

Bo Bartlett
David Boyd
Jan Brueghel
Peter Campus
Mary Cassatt
Paul Cézanne
Pietro Consagra
Walter De Maria
Edwin Dickinson
Arthur Dove
Lyonel Feininger
John F. Folinsbee
Sam Francis
Arshile Gorky
George Inness
Craig Kauffman
Irving Kriesberg
George Lambert
Fitz Henry Lane
Roy Lichtenstein
Eddie Martinez
Willard Metcalf
Lásló Moholy-Nagy
Alfred Munnings
Elizabeth Murray
Zoran Music (Zoran Mušič)
Richard Pousette-Dart
Ad Reinhardt
Kay Sage
John Singer Sargent
Eugen Schönebeck
Hassan Sharif
Philippe Smit
David Smith
Hugh Steers
Arthur Streeton
Tom Thomson
Joaquín Torres-García
Giulio Turcato
Jack Tworkov


Seeing is believing: arrange for an online demonstration.



Top: Susannah Shepherd of panOpticon (center) working with Andrea Theil, Catalogue Raisonné Manager and Researcher (left) and Crystal Sourour, Assistant to the Catalogue Raisonné Manager (right), both of the Roy Lichtenstein Foundation, New York.

Above: Jayne Warman (left), Research Director of The Paintings of Paul Cézanne: An online catalogue raisonné, working with Susannah Shepherd of panOpticon (right), in the offices of Mitchell-Innes & Nash, New York.