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Art Wanted: Sell your 19th Century Ship Portrait

We are looking for works by:

Lai Sung (Chinese active 1850-85) - Oilpaintings on canvas
Lived and worked in Hong Kong (China).
Ship Portraits of Sailing Vessels, often Clippers
Offers are starting at $ 2,500 (in the USA) or BP 1,500 (Great Britain). Prices depend on subject, size, date, quality and condition. Please send an e-mail to receive an exact offer for your work by this artist (free of charge for persons considering to sell their painting).
An artist of Hong Kong. Compared to other Chinese ship portrait painters his execution is above average. The full-rigged vessels are depicted with only a small coastal background, some works with a more detailed view of Hong Kong are known. Information about the artist and his oeuvre can also be found in our book "Ship Portrait Artists" .
The FineArtEmporium is interested in the direct purchase of fine works by this artist and can pay a good price. Please refer to our page "Contact" and send an e-mail to with the information requested there. You will receive an answer usually within 48-72 hours (up to a week in rare cases).

Examples of pictures by Lai Sung:

Lai Sung 
Known works in Private Collections and in the Art Trade - Fine Art Emporium World Register of Ship Portraits

*Oracle* – The American Clipper approaching Hong Kong – 44 x 58 cm – signed – good condition – the name ORACLE is written on a foresail

*Ringleader* attributed to Lai Sung – Portrait of the American Ship – 46 x 58 cm - American Collection

*Unidentified* attributed to Lai Sung – Portrait of an American Ship approaching Hong Kong – 71 x 99 cm – signed verso under relining

*Unidentified* c. 1860 – Portrait of an English full–rigged Ship under full sail off Hong Kong – 43 x 57 cm – Oil on canvas – printed on reverse with artists stamp - Private Collection


Please note, that we have no photos or additional information about the above ship(s) or painting(s). The paintings are only shown as examples of works by the artist and are NOT for sale. If you are interested to check paintings available for purchase please refer to our For Sale Category. Thank you

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