Historical information

A property illustration by Margret Picken Commissioned by a real estate agency for the purpose of advertising 52 Lisbeth Ave., Mitcham

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 52 Lisbeth Ave., Mitcham depicting a black and white line drawing of a two story house with built in garage perched at the top of a steep driveway winding up from the centre foreground. There is garden either side, with gumtrees and shrubs.

There are two holepunch holes centered just under the upper edge

Inscriptions & markings

52 Lisbeth Ave., Mitcham
Woodards - b/burn - M.Picken