Historical information

A property illustration by Margret Picken Commissioned by a real estate agency for the purpose of advertising 430 Springvale Rd., Forest Hill.
This property is listed has having sold for $245,00 in 2002

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 a two story weatherboard house, set back from a front yard. With a driveway on the right leading to a back gate.

Inscriptions & markings

430 Springvale Rd., Forest Hill
M.Picken © 2002