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A Selection of antique Ship Portraits and Marine Motifs (19th Century) from Hong Kong - Updated

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China Trade Painting

Nam Cheong or Workshop (Chinese, fl. 1845-1870) - Ship Portrait of the British (or Canadian) barque *Crayfish* in the Chinese Sea, ca. 1868 - the barque is shown at sea near an Island and with a junk and paddle steamer in the far distance - Oil on canvas on original China Trade stretcher, 46 by 60 cm (18 by 23 5/8 inch), with frame 56 x 69 cm (22 by 27 inch) - inscribed on the bow with the ship`s name - light usual China Trade crackle (in the sea and hull), cleaned, only few areas with inpaint, good condition - Private Collection, Indianapolis, USA

Note: Nam Cheong worked in Whampoa, Hong Kong and rarely signed his works. This painting can be attributed to him or to a member of his workshop. It is executed on the typical thin canvas and in nearly original condition and without extensive crackle. It was previously framed and preserved under glass. Photo Copyright is with the FineArtEmporium. Click here or on the image to see larger illustrations.

Image of China Trade Ship Portrait

China Trade Artist in Hong Kong - Ship Portrait of the German Steamer INGRABAN from Heiligenhafen, ca. 1890, the vessel at anchor in the Chinese Sea off Hongkong with the harbor, the city and the coastal mountains beyond - Oil on silk - 45 x 59 cm (17 3/4 x 23 1/4 in.) - The Werder Collection, Germany

Note: The Steamer *Ingraban* was built by Blohm & Voss in Hamburg for the Shipping Company J.P.Massmann & Co of Heiligenhafen. This small shipping company ran three ships on the route to China. A sister ship was the INGO. The INGRABAN was sold to Japan in 1900 and was renamed YOKO MARU. She met her fate in December 1901 in the port of Osaka, being destroyed through fire. Click on the image to enlarge the picture.

China Trade painting Hong Kong

China Trade Artist in Hong Kong - China Trade Ship Portrait of the Danish Steamer "Olaf" off Hongkong, ca. 1886, Oil on canvas 36 x 56 cm (14 1/8 x 22 "), good condition, not relined, 20th century stretcher and frame, slight inpaint only

Note: A typical China Trade ship portrait with great detail and in good condition. Provenance: previously in the collection of Mr. L. Thomsen in Denmark. There is an inscription on the stretcher mentioning the previous owner, who sailed on this vessel to Hongkong in 1886. Click on the image to enlarge. Photo Copyright is with the FineArtEmporium.

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