Historical information

A property illustration by Margret Picken Commissioned by the real estate agency Woodards Blackburn for the purpose of advertising 19 Cresswell Cres., Mitcham.
This property has be listed as having sold for $96,000 in 1996.

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 chimney. In the foreground on the right is a front yard with 3 threes, and bushes behind a low brick fence. On the left is a driveway leading to a garage in the background.

There are two hole punch holes just center of the upper edge.

Inscriptions & markings

19 Cresswell Cres., Mitcham
Margaret Picken - 96
Woodards - B/Burn