A pencil drawing by world-famous artist John Constable is back on display after being out of public view for years.

The art work, which is owned by the council, was hidden away in Forty Hall since the 1980s but is now pride of place in the Dugdale Centre in London Road.

The original picture, which is thought to have been drawn by Constable when he visited his uncle in Edmonton in 1796, was last valued in 2010 at £60,000.

It forms part of the free Enfield Life exhibition which opened on Friday to tell the story of the borough through artefacts including paintings, photographs, furniture, room sets and prints.

Councillor Bambos Charalambous, Cabinet Member for Culture, Leisure, Youth and Localism, said: "It's incredibly exciting that we are exhibiting this artwork by John Constable, and we want to share it with as many people as possible so it will be going on display in our Enfield Life exhibition.”

The drawing  was displayed at the Tate Gallery in 1973 as part of its Landscape in Britain 1750 to 1850 exhibition.