Historical information

A property illustration by Margret Picken Commissioned by the real estate agency Hocking Stuart Blackburn for the purpose of advertising 63 Vicki St., Forest Hill
This property has be subdivided into two house since being sold 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 63 Vicki St., Forest Hill depicting a single story brick house with steps up the concealed doorway. On the left a driveway leads to a gated garage, on the right in the foreground is a front garden.

Inscriptions & markings

63 Vicki St., Forest Hill
Margaret Picken © 2002
Hocking Stuart B/Burn