Jan was one of the most significant landscape painters during the Dutch Golden Age. His paintings had profound influence of landscape painters who were developing their talent. He had a huge impact on Cuyp’s style. The painting A Southern Landscape with a Ruin by Both is very similar to Cuyp’s work . It is observed that both the styles of their paintings are very similar. The painting techniques that they use are the same this was observed especially for the depiction of the skies and the similar use of yellow and blue hues blend.
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.