Historical information

A property illustration by Margret Picken Commissioned by the real estate agency Woodards, Camberwell for the purpose of advertising 11 Alfred St., Burwood for sale in 1990.
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 1990,

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 11 Alfred St., Burwood. Depicted is a one-story weatherboard situated back from a front lawn with a large tree, and a brick driveway on the left. Bushes are planted in front of the porch, and greenery on the left and right of the image.
There to two hole punches just below the upper edge.

Inscriptions & markings

11 Alfred St., Burwood
Maragret Picken -'99
Woodards - Glen Iris