Historical information

A property illustration by Margret Picken Commissioned by the real estate agency Woodards Blackburn for the purpose of advertising 96 Mahoneys Rd., Forest Hill.
This property is listed as having sold for $142,500 in 1994.

Made by using Rotring ‘Rapidigraph’ drafting pens with Rotring ink on Rapidigraph polyester drafting film, double matte.

Trained as a cartographic draftsman within the mining industry, Margaret Picken is an artist who worked producing property illustrations for real estate agencies in eastern suburbs of Victoria from 1983-2005. Retiring from the industry as technological changes favored coloured photography over illustrations, and commissioning companies over sole contractors.


This artwork is of Historical Significance as a record of local domestic architecture.

Physical description

A black ink line drawing on drafters film by Margaret Picken, of 165 Mahoneys Rd., Forest Hill, a brick path leading to a flat roofed single story house set back from a lawn and garden in the foreground.
There are two hole punch holes centre near the upper edge.
There are smudges near the top left corner of the artwork.
There are light linear marks on near the centre right border.

Inscriptions & markings

165 Mahoneys Rd., Forest Hill
Margaret Picken -94
Woodards - B/Burn