American, early 20th century. Oil on canvas, housed in a gilt gesso frame. A half-length portrait of McDougall Hawkes (American, 1862-1929) with a coat draped over his right arm and standing in front of a botanical background. Signed l.l., possibly John Bow and dated 1910; plaque on frame inscribed McDougall Hawkes / First Chairman / Of The / Board of Trustees / 1911-1929 / Museum of French Art / French Institute In The United States; 35.5 x 29.25 in. (sight).
Canvas re-lined. Losses to frame.