Painter, genre painter, miniaturist, etcher, commercial artist, mezzotint engraver, copperplate engraver, lettering artist and writer
Nicolas van Haeften (also Nicolas Walraven van Haften or Haften) was born around 1663 in Gorkum. After he had probably stayed in Antwerp, he moved to Paris in 1694, as documented by a dated engraving by his hand. In 1714 his son was christened there. He himself died on 20th February 1715. In addition to a few paintings, etchings and mezzotints dated between 1694 and 1709 have been preserved from Van Haeften. He concentrated mainly on genre paintings.