The work Lady and Gentleman on Horseback in National Gallery of Art was also painted by Cuyp. Many art critics believe that both paintings were painted in the same place. The trees in both works belong to the same species. The castles on the left are found to be similar. It seems like that Lady and Gentleman on Horseback is a zoom-in of the landscape of Horsemen and Herdsmen with Cattle. The compositions are similar as well. However, the Lady and Gentleman on Horseback is darker in the general appearance and the wind is stronger. In some studies it states that the white house in both pieces is the same one. However, the paintings give completely different feelings to the audience. Compared to the Arcadia of Horsemen and Herdsmen with Cattle, the Lady and Gentleman on Horseback is anti-utopia painting that “set against ruins of German castles and monasteries” . Critical analysis of the Horsemen and Herdsmen is discussed in the following.The painting Horsemen and Herdsmen with Cattle was created by the artist Cuyp Aelbert.
It is one of his renowned works that depicts panoramic scenery of a town near a river with horsemen and herdsmen in the front. This painting was created around 1655 to 1660 in Cuyp’s studio. It is considered as one of the later works of Cuyp. The artists have tried to encapsulate the beauty of nature into the painting. The rarity of the Dutch country side and the alluring picturesque beauty has been explained in the painting. The painting depicts the twilight time. The sky has an eclectic combination of gray, blue and yellow hues that are found to have mixed together. As the sun sinks over the horizon, the sky is still found to have a tinges of blue other half is becoming pale yellow signifying the end of the day. Two riders have bright attire and seem to symbolize their long journey. The travelers in the picture and enamored by the beauty of nature and they seem to enjoy the portrayal.