Oil on gray art board painting of a pretty lake surrounded by trees, houses on the distant shore, signed at lower left in ink "F. C. Hawkes" or similar, probably circa 1935. There does not seem to be a listed artist name that would correspond, but the painting stands on its own. It is quite dirty so a cleaning and a fresh frame would be transformative. There is a diagonal crack to extreme upper left corner. Restorer should exercise caution around the signature since it is in ink and could be easily rubbed off and lost. Measures 9" by 12", frame is a little over an inch on a side. The painting was acquired in the Mid-Atlantic region.
American signed impressionist vintage landscape painting