Historical information

A property illustration by Margret Picken Commissioned by a real estate agency for the purpose of advertising 4 Norman St., Mitcham

This property is listed as having sold for $350,000 in 2002

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 4 Norman St., Mitcham depicting a black and white line drawing of a weatherboard house with striped retractable window awnings. On the right is a driveway leading to a connected carport in the background. On the right in front of the house is a front garden with shrubs, trees , and stone edgings.

Inscriptions & markings

14 Manorwood Plc. Mitcham
M.Picken © 2002