Simon Fokke

Sep 1, 1712 - Apr 16, 1784

Simon Fokke was a Dutch designer, etcher, and engraver. Born in Amsterdam, he was a pupil of J. C. Philips, and was chiefly employed by booksellers to engrave small portraits and vignettes. He died in Amsterdam in 1784. His works include:
His own Portrait; after himself.
A View of the Port of Leghorn; after Vernet.
A View near Narni, in Lombardy; after the same.
Six plates of Dutch Views, with Rivers, Ships, and Skaters; after Avercamp.
Several Portraits for Tycho Hofman's Portraits historiques des hommes illustres de Dannemark, 1741.
Several plates of his own design for Wagenaar's Vaderlandsche Historie, 1749-59.
The Treaty of Peace at Münster; after Terborch.
The Prodigal Son; after Spagnoletto; in the Dresden Gallery.
Jacob keeping the Flocks of Laban; after the same; in the Dresden Gallery.
The Death of Dido, a burlesque; after C. Troost.
Vignette of Liberty on the title page of Rousseau's Discourse on Inequality, 1755.
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