JACOMB-HOOD, George Percy

1857 - 1929

George Percy Jacomb-Hood

George Percy Jacomb-Hood, was born at Redhill, Surrey on 6 July 1857, the fourth of nine children (two of whom died in infancy) of Robert Jacomb-Hood (1822-1900), chief engineer on the London, Brighton and South Coast Railway, and his wife Jane Stothard née Littlewood (1827-1869). Educated at Tonbridge School and the Slade School of Fine Art also studying while touring abroad in Paris under Jean-Paul Laurens (1838-1921) and in Madrid. A member 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 on 28 June 1910, Hon Henrietta Kemble de Hochepied-Larpent (1867-1941), daughter of the 8th Baron de Hochepied-Larpent and they lived at 26 Tite Street, Chelsea and they also had a house in 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 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 at the Royal Academy from 1878; Grosvenor Galleries; Paris Salon and in Natal, S.A.. He was of 26 Tite Street, Chelsea when he died at Villa Costa Bella, Alassio, Italy on 11 December 1929. Author of his autobiography 'With Brush and Pencil' (1925.

Works by This Artist