Historical information

A property illustration by Margret Picken Commissioned by a real estate agency for the purpose of advertising 3 Alwyn St., Mitcham.
This property has been listed as having sold for $325,000 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 3 Alwyn St., Mitcham depicting a weatherboard cottage with corrugated roof and bullnose verandah, set back from a picket fence and front lawn with gumtree. To the left is a driveway leading to a detached garage
There are two hole punch holes near the centre of the upper edge

Inscriptions & markings

3 Alwyn St., Mitcham
Picken © 2002