Historical information

A property illustration by Margret Picken Commissioned by the real estate agency Fletchers for the purpose of advertising 26 Davis St., Burwood for sale in 2003.
Made by using Rotring ‘Rapidigraph’ drafting pens with Rotring ink on Rapidigraph polyester drafting film, double matte.
This property is listed as having sold for in 2003 $373,000

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.

Significance

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 26 Davis St., Burwood. Depicted is a two-story brick house situated back from a front lawn with a large tree, and a driveway on the right, leading to a garage

Inscriptions & markings

26 Davis St., Burwood
Picken © 2003
Fletchers

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