Historical information

A property illustration by Margret Picken Commissioned by the real estate agency Woodards for the purpose of advertising 15 Satori St., Burwood
Made by using Rotring ‘Rapidigraph’ drafting pens with Rotring ink on Rapidigraph polyester drafting film, double matte.

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 15 Satori St., Burwood. A single story brick house, with a driveway on the left leading to a connected carport which covers the front door. in the foreground is a horizontal plank timber fence, and a tall gumtree.

Inscriptions & markings

15 Satori St., Burwood
Woodards - B.Burn
Margaret Picken