Historical information

A property illustration by Margret Picken Commissioned by the real estate agency Fletchers for the purpose of advertising 5 Fellows St., Mitcham.
This property has be listed as having sold for $370,500 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 5 Fellows St., Mitcham depicting a black and white line drawing of a weatherboard Californian bungalow with gable roof, set back from a picket fence and front garden. With a path in the center leading to the front door.

Inscriptions & markings

5 Fellows St., Mitcham
Picken © 2002