Caspar Jacobsz Philips

Caspar Jacobsz Philips (1732 – 1789), was an 18th-century engraver and architectural historian of the Northern Netherlands.

Etching of Caspar Jacobsz Philips
Facades in the Grachtenboek

BiographyEdit

He was the son of Johan Jacob Philips who married to Rebecca Sieverts in 1730. He was baptized in the Lutheran church in Amsterdam and became the pupil of his uncle, Jan Caspar Philips.[1] He was married twice and had three daughters, baptized at home, from his first marriage. He is most known for his drawings of Amsterdam buildings in his Grachtenboek, but there are serious doubts about his involvement. He also wrote a book on perspective.[1] He died in Amsterdam, living at Brouwersgracht.

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