Historical information

A property illustration by Margret Picken Commissioned by the real estate agency Woodards Blackburn for the purpose of advertising 1 Dalmor Ave., Mitcham.
This property has be listed as having sold for $430,000 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 21 Dalmor Ave., Mitcham depicting a black line drawing of a weatherboard house with chimney, in the foreground a rock boarded garden and path leading from the left to the front door.

Inscriptions & markings

21 Dalmor Ave., Mitcham
Picken © 2003