Frank Clune Family Albums
Frank Clune Family Albums
Frank Clune Family Albums
Frank Clune Family Albums
Frank Clune Family Albums
Frank Clune Family Albums
Frank Clune Family Albums
Frank Clune Family Albums
Frank Clune Family Albums
Frank Clune Family Albums
Frank Clune Family Albums
Frank Clune Family Albums
Frank Clune Family Albums
Frank Clune Family Albums
Frank Clune Family Albums
Frank Clune Family Albums
Frank Clune Family Albums
Frank Clune Family Albums
Frank Clune Family Albums
Frank Clune Family Albums
Frank Clune Family Albums
Frank Clune Family Albums
Frank Clune Family Albums
Frank Clune Family Albums
Frank Clune Family Albums
Frank Clune Family Albums
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Frank Clune Family Albums

c1910s-1940s. Consisting of nine hundred and sixty-three (963) vintage silver gelatin or print-out paper photographs, loose or spread over five family photograph albums, some images inscribed “yours sincerely” by women or captioned or dated in ink on backing below, one album contains an ex-libris label for “Francis Clune”, signed by artist Adrian Feint, another album is embossed “Jack Clune’s snaps” and one is inscribed with a dedication in ink on inside cover, sizes range from 3 x 3cm to 18.2 x 25.6cm. Scuffing, missing portions to some images and album pages, slight silvering or soiling, most images laid down.

The dedication inside one of the album covers reads “To Tony [Anthony Clune, b.1930] on his first birthday, wishing him the very best in life & through him, tons of happiness to his Mummie and Daddy. Les[?], 15/7/1931.” Albums show the rich family life of both Frank and Jack, including photographs of pets, and holidays such as skiing. Many photographs show Jack Clune aboard a ship and on his boxing travels through America.

Born in Darlinghurst, Sydney, Francis (Frank) Clune (1893-1971),was an Australian author, journalist and accountant who was involved in the Australian art world through opening galleries in Kings Cross with his wife, Thelma. His galleries exhibited prominent artists John Olsen, Russell Drysdale and Robert Hughes, and he was a great supporter and friend of Albert Namatjira and William Dobell. The ‘Terry Clune Art Galleries’, opened by Frank, his wife Thelma, and son Terry, located at what was their home on 59 Macleay Street, Kings Cross, was later to become the renowned "Yellow House", an artists' collective established by Martin Sharp in 1970. Ref: Wiki; NPG.

Alongside his two brothers Jack and George, Frank Clune enlisted in the AIF and served at Gallipoli. Though little is known about him, Jack Clune was a light-weight boxer who had some success in Australia and America before dying of the flu on March 27, 1919, aged 23, according to an obituary placed in the paper by his mother and brothers (pasted into an album). Ref: NPG; Wiki; ADB; SLNSW holds an archive of Frank Clune papers.

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Item #CL187-98

Price (AUD): $9,900.00  Other currencies

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