Simon Fokke (1712–1784) 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.
|Wikimedia Commons has media related to Simon Fokke.|
- This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domain: Bryan, Michael (1886). "Fokke, Simon". In Graves, Robert Edmund (ed.). Bryan's Dictionary of Painters and Engravers (A–K). I (3rd ed.). London: George Bell & Sons.
|This article about a Dutch artist is a stub. You can help Wikipedia by expanding it.|