Historical information

A property illustration by Margret Picken Commissioned by a real estate agency for the purpose of advertising 444 Mitcham Rd., Mitcham.

This property is listed as having sold for $78,000 in 1985

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 444 Mitcham Rd., Mitcham depicting a black and white line drawing of a single story brickhouse, viewed from the gated driveway, which leads to a separate garage at the end of the driveway. on the left is a front lawn enclosed by the brick fence.

There are two holepunch holes centred just under the upper edge.

Inscriptions & markings

444 Mitcham Rd., Mitcham
Marg. Picken '87
Woodards - boxhill