Simon Fokke (1712–1784), a Dutch designer, etcher, and engraver, was born at Amsterdam. He was a pupil of J. C. Philips, and was chiefly employed for the booksellers on small portraits and vignettes, which he executed with spirit, but for the most part superficially. The same must be said of the numerous drawings which he has left. He died at Amsterdam in 1784. There are by him, among others, the following plates:
- 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.
This article incorporates text from the article "FOKKE, Simon" in Bryan's Dictionary of Painters and Engravers by Michael Bryan, edited by Robert Edmund Graves and Sir Walter Armstrong, an 1886–1889 publication now in the public domain.
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