Historical information

A property illustration by Margret Picken Commissioned by a real estate agency for the purpose of advertising 65 Lisbeth Ave., Mitcham

This property is listed as having sold for $152,000 in 1994

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 three story house made up of rectangular sections, staggard up a sloop. there is a set of stair up the sloop on the right of the house, and a lawn in the foreground, surrounded by encroaching vegetation.

There are two holepunch holes centered just under the upper edge

Inscriptions & markings

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