This volume brings together all oil paintings in public ownership in Suffolk. Some 1800 paintings from 39 collections are reproduced in this colour catalogue. Collections range from Ipswich Borough Council Museums and Galleries with 892 paintings to that of Suffolk Fire and Rescue Service Headquarters with only one. Works by Constable, Gainsborough and Reynolds feature prominently together with paintings by less well known East Anglian artists. The catalogue provides a rich source of social history of the county and an invaluable guide to its art.
Beccles and District Museum; British Sporting Art Trust; Bungay Museum; Bury St Edmunds Record Office (Suffolk County Council); Colchester and Ipswich Museums Service; Dunwich Museum; Eye Town Council; Felixstowe Museum; Felixstowe Town Council; Gainsborough’s House; Halesworth and District Museum; Haverhill and District Local History Centre; Ipswich County Library (Suffolk County Council); Ipswich Hospital NHS Trust; Ipswich Record Office (Suffolk County Council); Ipswich Transport Museum; Lanman Museum; Long Shop Museum; Lowestoft and East Suffolk Maritime Museum; Lowestoft Museum at Broad House; Martlesham Heath Control Tower Museum; Mildenhall and District Museum; Museum of East Anglian Life; National Horseracing Museum; Norfolk and Suffolk Aviation Museum; Saxmundham Museum; Snape Parish Council; Southwold Museum; Southwold Sailors’ Reading Room; Southwold Town Council; St Edmundsbury Museums; Sudbury Town Council; Suffolk Fire and Rescue Service Headquarters (Suffolk County Council); Suffolk Punch Heavy Horse Museum; The Aldeburgh Museum; Waveney District Council; Woodbridge Museum; Woodbridge Town Council; Woolpit and District Museum.