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Property Illustration - 34 Yarravale Road, Kew

From the Collection of Kew Historical Society Inc 1 Civic Drive Kew Victoria

Description
Designed for Sir Zelman Cowen in 1959 by Grounds, Romberg and Boyd (architects), this mid-century modernist residence has undergone a series of modifications to the original design. The pen and ink property illustration of 34 Yarravale Road, Kew by Margaret Picken was made in 1989.
Object Registration
2020.0131.707
Keywords
artist -- margaret picken 1950-, architectural drawings -- houses -- kew (vic.), 34 yarravale road -- kew (vic.), sir zelman cowen, grounds romberg and boyd (architects)
Historical information
This drawing is one of a series created by Margaret Picken for a number of real estate agents in Melbourne between 1983 and 2005. Each work is signed and dated by the artist.
Significance
The series of drawings in the Picken Collection are invaluable assets for identifying architectural features and styles. The year in which the drawing was created is also a valuable record for house historians, as a number of the properties depicted have either been altered since that date or demolished.
Inscriptions & Markings
34 YARRAVALE RD., KEW / MARGARET PICKEN '89 / WOODARDS ~ KEW
Last updated
25 Aug 2020 at 1:55PM