This catalogue has 360 pages with approximately 2,135 colour reproductions. The dimensions are 29.5 x 23.5 cm and the catalogues typically weigh between 1.8–2.8 kg.
This catalogue reveals the rich and diverse cultural heritage of Essex through its 59 public collections and their 2,135 oil paintings. Whilst there is much to admire amongst the county's paintings from the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, it is the twentieth-century works that stand out. These include 638 works in oil by Sir Alfred Munnings at his house in Dedham, 60 by the north-west Essex artists in the Fry Gallery at Saffron Walden and the largest collection of publicly owned Latin American contemporary art in Europe at the University of Essex.
Anglia Ruskin University; Basildon Arts Trust; Basildon District Council: The Motor Boat Museum; Belchamp St Paul Community House; Birdbrook Community House; Braintree District Museum; Braintree Library; Brentwood Museum; Broomfield Hospital; Burnham-on-Crouch and District Local Society; Castle Point Borough Council; Chelmsford Museums; Colchester and Ipswich Museum Service: Colchester Collection; Colchester Archaeological Trust; Colchester County High School; Combined Military Services Museum; Dutch Cottage Museum; Earls Colne Parish Council; English Heritage, Audley End House; Epping Forest District Museum; Essex Collection of Art from Latin America; Essex County Council; Essex Police Museum; Essex Record Office; Feering & Kelvedon Local History Museum; Frinton & Walton Town Council; Fry Art Gallery; Great Bardfield Historical Society; Great Dunmow Town Council; Halstead Town Council; Harlow Art Trust; Harlow Council; Harwich Town Council; Leigh Heritage Centre; Maldon District Museum; Maldon Library; Maldon Town Council; North Weald Airfield Museum; Ongar War Memorial Hospital; Saffron Walden Community Hospital; Saffron Walden Library; Saffron Walden Museum; Saffron Walden Town Council; Secret Island at Royal Gunpowder Mills; South Essex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust; Southend Museums Service; Southend Pier Museum Foundation; Southend University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust; Southend-on-Sea Borough Council; Tendring District Council; Thaxted Guildhall; The Constable Trust; The Munnings Collection at The Sir Alfred Munnings Art Museum; The Nottage Maritime Institute; Thomas Plume's Library; Thurrock Museum; University of Essex; Uttlesford District Council; Victor Batte-Lay Trust