Historical information

A property illustration by Margret Picken Commissioned by the real estate agency Woodards, Camberwell for the purpose of advertising 10 Alfred St., Burwood for sale in 1999.
Made by using Rotring ‘Rapidigraph’ drafting pens with Rotring ink on Rapidigraph polyester drafting film, double matte.
The suburb lines are believed to have been redrawn, making this property no longer in Burwood, but located in Glen iris.
This property is listed as having sold for in 1999 for $380,000

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 favoured 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 Maragret Picken, of 10 Alfred St., Burwood. Depicted is a one-story brick house situated back from a front lawn with a large tree, and a driveway on the right, leading to a connected carport.
There to two hole punches just below the upper edge, and a approximately 1cmx1cm tape reside mark left of centre near the bottom edge

Inscriptions & markings

10 Alfred St., Burwood
Maragret Picken - 99
Woodards - c'well