JACOMB-HOOD, George Percy

1857 - 1929

George Percy Jacomb-Hood

George Percy Jacomb-Hood, was born at Woodlands Road, Redhill, Surrey on 6 July 1857, the fourth of nine children (two of whom died in infancy) and eldest son of Robert Jacomb-Hood (1822-10 May 1900), chief engineer on the London, Brighton and South Coast Railway, and his wife Jane Stothard née Littlewood (1827-1869). Educated at Tonbridge School and won a scholarship to the Slade School of Fine Art also winning a travelling scholarship to Madrid and touring in Paris under Jean-Paul Laurens (1838-1921), exhibiting at the Paris Salon. In 1878 he was exhibiting at the Royal Academy and the Grosvenor Art Gallery and one of the original members of the Royal Society of Painter-Etchers, the New English Art Club and the Royal Society of Portrait Painters and was Honorary Treasurer of the Chelsea Arts Club. He married in Marylebone, London on 28 June 1910, Hon Henrietta (Reta) Kemble de Hochepied-Larpent (26 September 1867-16 February 1941), third daughter of Arthur John de Hochepied-Larpent, Hungarian 8th Baron, and married couple went to live at 26 Tite Street, Chelsea, they also had a house in West Street, Rye, East Sussex. Jacomb-Hood was a portrait painter, illustrator & etcher and regularly produced illustrations for 'The Graphic' who gave him a number of overseas assignments and in 1896 sent him to Greece and to Delhi. In 1902, he accompanied the Prince and Princess of Wales on their 1905 tour of India and in 1911, a member of King George V's staff on his 1911 tour of India. He exhibited at the Ipswich Fine Art Club in 1923, two oil paintings 'Under the Street Lamp' and 'A Woman of Modern Greece' and also exhibited in Natal, South Africa. He was of 26 Tite Street, Chelsea when he died at Villa Costa Bella, Alassio, Italy on 11 December 1929, aged 72. Author of his autobiography 'With Brush and Pencil' (1925). He signed his works 'G. P. Jacomb-Hood' disjoined with a date.

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