Jan Caspar Philips

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1747 painting of Jan Caspar Philips by Tibout Regters
A family celebrating Sinterklaasavond on 5 December, by Jan Caspar Philips

Jan Caspar Philips (1690–1775), was a German engraver who settled in Amsterdam.

He was born perhaps in Trebur, like a younger brother.[1] His father was Hendrik Philips (-1748), a wigmaker, his mother Anna Elizabeth Kraft (-1753). The family settled at NZ Voorburgwal. In 1725 he became the teacher of the engraver Simon Fokke and his nephew Caspar Philips.[2] He contributed engravings to Jan Wagenaar's Hedendaagse Historie and made the engravings in 1743 for Kornelis de Wit's Verzaameling van Afbeeldingen van Doopsgezinde Leeraaren.[2] He died at Egelantiersgracht.


  1. ^ "Johan Jacob Philips".
  2. ^ a b Jan Caspar Philips in the RKD

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