Historical information

A property illustration by Margret Picken Commissioned by the real estate agency Woodards for the purpose of advertising 23 Glen Rd., Mitcham.
This property has be listed as having sold for $250,000 in 1995.

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 23 Glen Rd., Mitcham depicting a black and white line drawing of of a two story brick houe with connected garage. There is a rock boarded front yard on the left and a driveway on the right in the foreground.

Inscriptions & markings

23 Glen Rd., Mitcham
Margaret Picken - 93
Woodards - B/burn