Jan Dasveldt was born in Amsterdam in 1770 and received his artistic training from Hendrik Stokvisch. In 1840 he became a member of the Koninklijke Academie voor Beeldende Kunsten in Amsterdam. D

asveldt was active as a painter, draughtsman and engraver, specializing in landscapes and depictions of animals; for this specialization he was known as “kleine Potter,” “little Potter,” in reference to the painter of the Paulus Potter.

Dasveldt’s masterpiece is his life-size painting of a Siberian greyhound from about 1825, which was part of the collection of Amsterdam banker Adriaan van der Hoop and is now in the collection of the Rjiksmuseum in Amsterdam.