Historical information

A property illustration by Margret Picken Commissioned by the real estate agency Woodards for the purpose of advertising Units 1-10/35-37 Ruby St., Burwood in 1995.
Made by using Rotring ‘Rapidigraph’ drafting pens with Rotring ink on Rapidigraph polyester drafting film, double matte.
This property is listed as having had unit 10 sell for $149,000 in 1995

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 Units 1-10/35-37 St., Burwood. a single story brick house with two pitched roofs either side of a central porch and front door. There is a connected carport on the left. There are two hole punches near the upper edge.

Inscriptions & markings

Units 1-10/35-37 Ruby St., Burwood
Margaret Picken - 95
Woodards - c'well