Landscape with Riders by the important Dutch painter Cornelis Lieste is an excellent example of painting from the Romantic period. At the age of 23 he made a study trip to Belgium and Germany, and he soon established himself as a landscape painter, often painting sketches right in the dunes of northern Holland. His open expanses with low horizons and frequent use of dramatic backlighting, earning him the name “painter of light”, are typical for his work. In addition to moors, he also painted winter and forest landscapes with minute leaf details. In 1846 he was made a member of the Teeken-Kollegie – Kunst zij ons Doel art club in Haarlem and a member of the Royal Academy of Fine Arts in Amsterdam. Lieste also created lithographs. His work is represented in the collections of the Rijksmuseum Amsterdam, Teylers Museum in Haarlem, Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen in Rotterdam, Stedelijk Museum Zwolle and Museum B.C. Koekkoek-Haus in Kleve.