Later Victorian Portraits Catalogue
George Percy Jacomb-Hood (1857-1929), Painter, illustrator and etcher
Jacomb-Hood on portrait painting:
Of the two or three hundred portraits which I have, I suppose, perpetrated in my time, I can only call to mind one instance of falling out with my sitter and of giving up the commission […] John Sargent, when I told him of the affair, kindly reproved me, saying that I ought to have persisted to the end and finished the work, as a matter of self-discipline and ‘business’. 
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Referencesback to topHoufe 1996
Houfe, S., The Dictionary of 19th-Century British Book Illustrators and Caricaturists, Woodbridge, Suffolk, 1996 (rev. ed. of Houfe 1978).
Jacomb-Hood, P., With Brush and Pencil, London, 1925.
Macer-Wright, P., Brangwyn: a Study in Genius at Close Quarters, London, 1940.
O’Donoghue, F., Catalogue of Engraved British Portraits preserved in the Department of Prints and Drawings in the British Museum, 5 vols, London, 1908–22 (and vol.6, H.M. Hake, Supplement and indexes, 1925).
Rothenstein, J., The Portrait Drawings of William Rothenstein 1889–1925, London, 1926.
Rothenstein, W., Men and Memories: Recollections of William Rothenstein, 2 vols, London, 1931–2.
Who Was Who 1967
Who Was Who, vol. 3, A Companion to Who’s Who Containing the Biographies of Those Who Died During the Period 1929–40, 2nd ed., London, 1967.