EDEN CONFIDENTIAL: Lucian Freud’s artist daughter who was left out of her father’s will dies at 64 

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EDEN CONFIDENTIAL: Lucian Freud’s artist daughter who was left out of her father’s will dies at 64 

Of the 14 children Lucian Freud acknowledged as his, none inherited more of his extravagant artistic talent than sculptress Jane McAdam Freud, eldest

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Of the 14 children Lucian Freud acknowledged as his, none inherited more of his extravagant artistic talent than sculptress Jane McAdam Freud, eldest of his four offspring by convent-educated Katherine McAdam, who’d caught his eye as a young fashion student in London.

But I am sorry to record that that talent, which earned Jane numerous awards, has been cruelly extinguished by her premature death on Tuesday — just 11 years after that of her father. ‘Jane was only 64,’ Lucy, her younger sister, notes, before offering a glimpse into the extraordinary circumstances in which she and Jane and their brothers, Paul and David, grew up.

Their mother was almost broken by Freud’s brazen infidelity, which, in 1961, saw him father three children by different women. Katherine herself gave birth to Lucy; publican’s daughter Bernardine Coverley had Bella — acclaimed fashion designer Bella Freud — while Freud’s long-standing mistress and muse, Suzy Boyt, had Isobel, the third of the four children she would bear him.

Recalling that Jane was eight when their mother left Freud, Lucy says it was this event which made her sister ‘even more determined to succeed’. She did so, adds Lucy, ‘without any financial support’.

Of the 14 children Lucian Freud acknowledged as his, none inherited more of his extravagant artistic talent than sculptress Jane McAdam Freud, eldest of his four offspring by convent-educated Katherine McAdam

Of the 14 children Lucian Freud acknowledged as his, none inherited more of his extravagant artistic talent than sculptress Jane McAdam Freud, eldest of his four offspring by convent-educated Katherine McAdam

Of the 14 children Lucian Freud acknowledged as his, none inherited more of his extravagant artistic talent than sculptress Jane McAdam Freud, eldest of his four offspring by convent-educated Katherine McAdam

Unlike other women who bore him children, the girls’ mother refused to ask Freud for anything. Katherine didn’t even tell him that she was leaving, still less say where she and the children were heading — a tower block on a London council estate.

Jane and Lucy and their brothers never saw their father again as children. Freud expressed no regret. Asked to comment on fathering children by different women at the same time, he replied: ‘Don’t you realise I had a bicycle?’

The brutal flippancy seemed to intensify Freud’s attractiveness to women, including Jacquetta Eliot — wife of Perry St Eliot, later the Earl of St Germans — with whom he had a son, Francis. Art student Celia Paul gave birth to Freud’s last acknowledged child, Frank, in 1984, 36 years after the birth of Annie, the first of his two children by Kitty Garman, one of only two women whom he married. The other was Lady Caroline Blackwood, who, unusually, bore him no children.

Jane put all this behind her, winning scholarships and, in adulthood, the European Trebbia Award for artistic achievement. Most remarkably of all, she bonded with her father, teaching him how to make lithographs and, in his final months, spending hours sketching him for a sculpture made after his death.

Yet she and her siblings — unlike their half-brothers and sisters — were left unmentioned in his £42 million will. 

But I am sorry to record that that talent, which earned Jane numerous awards, has been cruelly extinguished by her premature death on Tuesday — just 11 years after that of her father

But I am sorry to record that that talent, which earned Jane numerous awards, has been cruelly extinguished by her premature death on Tuesday — just 11 years after that of her father

But I am sorry to record that that talent, which earned Jane numerous awards, has been cruelly extinguished by her premature death on Tuesday — just 11 years after that of her father

Their mother was almost broken by Freud’s brazen infidelity, which, in 1961, saw him father three children by different women. Katherine herself gave birth to Lucy; publican’s daughter Bernardine Coverley had Bella — acclaimed fashion designer Bella Freud

Their mother was almost broken by Freud’s brazen infidelity, which, in 1961, saw him father three children by different women. Katherine herself gave birth to Lucy; publican’s daughter Bernardine Coverley had Bella — acclaimed fashion designer Bella Freud

Their mother was almost broken by Freud’s brazen infidelity, which, in 1961, saw him father three children by different women. Katherine herself gave birth to Lucy; publican’s daughter Bernardine Coverley had Bella — acclaimed fashion designer Bella Freud

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‘There are a few rules I swear by when I’m cooking. First of all, I hate a messy kitchen,’ declares the television chef, 57.

‘I’m very clean and tidy and I like things to be ordered. When I put together a plate of food, I like it to have pizzazz, but that doesn’t happen if you’re working in chaos.’ Torode, who’s married to actress and former Celebrity MasterChef contestant Lisa Faulkner, adds: ‘I still think it’s hilarious the mess people make on MasterChef.

‘They’re battling with time constraints and don’t look at the floor. But I’m walking around, thinking, ‘Who cleans your house? Is this where you live?’

Fancy a brush with royalty? The Queen is seeking a painter and decorator based at Buckingham Palace. Not surprisingly ‘a passion for historic buildings is a must’. The job pays up to £30,000 per year, depending on experience. ‘It’s adding the decorative finishes for people to appreciate for years to come,’ says the advertisement. 

Gallagher: Girl’s got my brains 

Liam Gallagher was expelled from school aged 16, but the Oasis rocker is nevertheless convinced his newly graduated daughter owes her brains to him.

Molly Moorish Gallagher, 24, shared this picture after her graduation ceremony at Goldsmiths, University of London, where she studied politics and sociology. ‘Good to know there’s two of us in the family with a brain,’ her father jokes.

Molly, whose mother is singer Lisa Moorish, was estranged from Gallagher while growing up and only met him and her two half-brothers, Gene and Lennon, in 2019.

Molly Moorish Gallagher, 24, shared this picture after her graduation ceremony at Goldsmiths, University of London, where she studied politics and sociology

Molly Moorish Gallagher, 24, shared this picture after her graduation ceremony at Goldsmiths, University of London, where she studied politics and sociology

Molly Moorish Gallagher, 24, shared this picture after her graduation ceremony at Goldsmiths, University of London, where she studied politics and sociology

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‘I really wanted the hypnosis to work in order to get the second fee. So I decided to go for it,’ she explains. Tsk, tsk.

Jemima gets on her bike 

Having inherited an estimated £10 million fortune from her tycoon father Sir James Goldsmith, she could easily afford a chauffeur-driven limousine, but Jemima Khan prefers two wheels.

The film producer, 48, wore a pair of wedges as she cycled to a lunch date at the trendy River Cafe in Hammersmith, West London. Next month sees the world premiere of her film What’s Love Got To Do With It?, which she wrote and directed.

The romantic comedy stars Lily James and Dame Emma Thompson and is thought to be inspired by her nine-year marriage to Pakistan’s former prime minister and cricket legend Imran Khan, whom she married when she was 21 and he was 42.

Having inherited an estimated £10 million fortune from her tycoon father Sir James Goldsmith, she could easily afford a chauffeur-driven limousine, but Jemima Khan prefers two wheels

Having inherited an estimated £10 million fortune from her tycoon father Sir James Goldsmith, she could easily afford a chauffeur-driven limousine, but Jemima Khan prefers two wheels

Having inherited an estimated £10 million fortune from her tycoon father Sir James Goldsmith, she could easily afford a chauffeur-driven limousine, but Jemima Khan prefers two wheels

Hancock is Rolling In The Deep with freebies

Singer Adele called Matt Hancock a ‘dirty sod’ after she heard about his affair with his aide Gina Coladangelo, but the former health secretary clearly doesn’t hold a grudge. At least, not when there’s a valuable freebie involved.

The Tory MP has disclosed in the register of members’ financial interests that he was handed two tickets, worth £700, for the most sought-after concert this summer: Adele’s gig in Hyde Park.

Hancock, pictured right with Coladangelo, received the tickets from UK Music whose chief executive, Jamie Njoku-Goodwin, used to be his special adviser at the Department of Health. How convenient.

Singer Adele called Matt Hancock a ‘dirty sod’ after she heard about his affair with his aide Gina Coladangelo, but the former health secretary clearly doesn’t hold a grudge

Singer Adele called Matt Hancock a ‘dirty sod’ after she heard about his affair with his aide Gina Coladangelo, but the former health secretary clearly doesn’t hold a grudge

Singer Adele called Matt Hancock a ‘dirty sod’ after she heard about his affair with his aide Gina Coladangelo, but the former health secretary clearly doesn’t hold a grudge

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