Historical information

A property illustration by Margret Picken Commissioned by a real estate agency for the purpose of advertising 14 Manorwood Plc. Mitcham.

This property is listed as having sold for $240,000 in 1997

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 14 Manorwood Plc. Mitcham depicting a black and white line drawing of a multi level brick house with weatherboard feature at the windows. There is a driveway curving from the righthand side of the foreground up to a built in garage, with garden either side of the driveway.

There are two holepunch holes centred just under the upper edge

Inscriptions & markings

14 Manorwood Plc. Mitcham
Margaret Picken -97
Woodards - b/burn