Historical information

A property illustration by Margret Picken Commissioned by the real estate agency Woodards, Camberwell for the purpose of advertising 1,2,3/16 Alfred St., Burwood for sale in 1995.
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.
1/16 Alfred St., Burwood is listed as having sold for in 1995 for $185,000

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 1,2,3/16 Alfred St., Burwood. Depicted are three one-story rendered houses on one block, one behind the other, situated back from a front lawn with a large tree on the right, and a driveway on the left leading to a garage
There to two hole punches just below the upper edge
An approximately 1.5cmx0.5 tape reside mark at the centre of the bottom edge
A 1cm vertical line of dirty tape residue on the center of the upper edge.

Inscriptions & markings

1,2,3/16 Alfred St., Burwood
Margaret Picken - 95
Woodards - c'well