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George Percy Jacomb-Hood, M.V.O., R.B.A. (1857-1929)
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George Percy Jacomb-Hood, M.V.O., R.B.A. (1857-1929)

The Drawing Room at No. 26 Tite Street, Chelsea: A Portrait of the artist's wife and sister-in-law

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George Percy Jacomb-Hood, M.V.O., R.B.A. (1857-1929)
The Drawing Room at No. 26 Tite Street, Chelsea: A Portrait of the artist's wife and sister-in-law
signed and dated 'G.P.Jacomb Hood 1902' (lower right)
oil on canvas
30¼ x 24 1/8 in. (76.5 x 61.5 cm.)
Provenance
By descent in the family of the artist until 2006.
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Lot Essay

Tite Street was much favoured by artists and writers at the end of the 19th Century. Whistler lived at The White House, designed for him by E.W. Godwin, until he was obliged to leave it after being financially crippled by his libel case with John Ruskin. He later lived at nos. 13 and 46. John Singer Sargent lived and died at no. 31 while Oscar Wilde lived at no. 16 (now no. 64) from his marriage in 1884 until his arrest in 1895. Lady Windermere's Fan and The Importance of Being Earnest were both written there.

Jacomb-Hood lived in Tite Street from 1892 until his death in 1929. He was a versatile artist, who in addition to a broad portrait practice was an accomplished sculptor. He was an original member of the New English Art Club and serving on the Council of the Royal Society of Painter-Etchers was employed by The Graphic, who sent him to Delhi for the Durbar in 1902. He again accompanied King George V to India in 1911 as a member of his personal staff.
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