WHITAKER, George William, (American, 1840-1916): Barbizon Landscape with Figures and Cows Crossing Stream, OIL/CB, 4 1/4'' x 6 1/4'', signed, period gilded gesso frame with missing gesso and overpaint, 8'' x 10'', referred to as the ''Dean of the Providence Painters'', first art instructor at the Rhode Island School of Design, helped institute the Providence Art Club, and founded the Providence Watercolor Club. Needs cleaning. .