Historical information

A property illustration by Margret Picken Commissioned by a real estate agency for the purpose of advertising 49 Churinga Ave., Mitcham.
This property has be listed as having sold for $316,000 in 2003.

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 49 Churinga Ave., Mitcham depicting a black line drawing of a weatherboard house with tile roof. There is a driveway on the right, leading past a gate to a unconnected garage, and a front garden on the left. Framed by a straight black line edge on each of the four sides of the artwork.

Inscriptions & markings

49 Churinga Ave., Mitcham
Picken © 2003