Lululaund was the magnificent Gothic house that Herkomer built in Bushey and filled with pictures and hand-made furniture and which, after his death and after the war, an ignorant, anti-German Council pulled down.
On the boat to
Africa, a handsome Guards Officer fell in love with her but didn't mean to marry her. She was beneath him. He wanted to make love to her and he attracted her but she was a strict Victorian, made stricter by the behaviour of her brothers, so she painted him instead! Later when he heard that Philip Burrell was going to marry her, he changed his mind and tried to grab her first.
"Me - in
Not long arrived
she stayed in a Convent, showed her work in one of the big hotels and soon had a patron, Lady de Villiers (whose husband was the Solicitor-General) and commissions. And she moved to an exclusive boarding house where Government and Consular Officials lived. Cape Town
1904. Herr Von Bulow. German Consul. She has written her new name over Luker
Herr Keller. German Consular Official and musician in
, 1904. L H Luker signature overlaid by Burrell Cape Town
A Child in
Watercolour painted in
. 1904-1907. Girl at a writing box South Africa
Watercolour painted in
. 1904-1907.The Game - unfinished South Africa
Louie bathing with
in the background. "The sea hath its pearls." - Philip. Table Mountain
several times and on one occasion, watched a tribe of apes trekking - the females and young in the middle, the males surrounding them and scouts ahead. On another, she watched and waited as a small whirling cloud in the distance advanced and expanded, picking up houses, uprooting trees and flattening everything in its path. Table Mountain
She rejected a wealthy banker and before long, while sitting on the stoep of some friends, the man whom she already knew and had come to find, rode up on a horse.
She did not fall in love with him but she admired and respected him and wanted him as the father of her children - and within a month she married him.
Honeymoon carriage on the veldt. Philip on the box
The youngest son of a distinguished
family - one brother commanded a county regiment and the eldest, Alfred, who had wanted to be a sailor but was forced into the Church, became a naval chaplain and, in the course of time, chaplain to the King. But he was never happy and on a cruise with the King, he delivered his last sermon, damning everyone and everything including the monarch himself. It was said that the King enjoyed it, but at the end of the cruise Alfred resigned before they could sack him. When he bought a small chemical business on the London Thames, the family was even more shocked but when it prospered they joined him and it soon enriched them all.
When Philip was injured by a cricket ball at school, a long sea voyage was recommended and they put him on a cargo boat and sent him round the world. Bored with being a passenger, he worked with the crew and that voyage was his university.
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