Jacob Isaacksz van Ruisdael, 1629-1682, was a prolific Dutch Golden Age landscape painter. The best collection is at the Rijks museum print room in Amsterdam. Many of van Ruisdael paintings have very crowded compositions of foliage; it may be regarded as the most significant expressions of landscape art in the Low Countries. In his landmark study on 17th century Dutch art and culture, the political identity of an independent Netherlands nation was being established, was also a time of dramatic physical alteration of its landscape. -- The Copyright of Scripts is Reserved by Toperfect.