Historical information

A property illustration by Margret Picken Commissioned by the real estate agency Woodards Box Hill for the purpose of advertising 9 Tainton Rd., Burwood circa 1990's
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 $137,000 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 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 9 Tainton St., Burwood. A single story brick house with multiple pitched roofs, to the left is a driveway leading to a garage in the background. and in front of the house is a lawn enclosed by a low rock fence and shrubbery. There are two hole punches near the upper edge, And a black wear mark running left below the upper edge

Inscriptions & markings

9 Tainton Rd., Burwood
Margaret Picken
Woodards - Box Hill