Jean Claude Nattes’ drawing of the garden at North Mymms Park shows a large telescope pointing to the sky, ready for use.

Behind it, a shed adapted to house the telescope has been rolled back on its wheels. Nattes was a watercolourist, admired for his precise recording of scientific details. His drawing of this unusual garden scene now makes a valuable addition to the Garden Museum’s growing collection of art.


Believed to have belonged to the occupants of North Mymms since its creation. Private collection, sold at Sworders Auction House.

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