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Art Wanted: Sell your 19th Century Ship Portrait

We are looking for works by:

Nam Cheong (Chinese, active 1845-1870) - Oilpaintings on canvas
Lived and worked in Wampoa, Hong Kong
Ship Portraits of sailing vessels and steamers, harbour views, shipyards, factories (so called China Trade Paintings)
Prices starting at BP 800 (Great Britain) or $ 1,800 (in the USA). Prices depend on subject, size, date, quality and condition. Please send us an e-mail to receive an exact offer for your work by this artist (free of charge for persons considering to sell their painting).
A typical feature of his paintings is the thin canvas and soemtimes the large size (eg. 65 x 108cm), unfortunately his paintings are rarely signed. It also seems that he had a workshop of artists in Hong Kong. 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).

Example of pictures by the artist:

Nam Cheong 
Known works in Private Collections and in the Art Trade - Fine Art Emporium World Register of Ship Portraits
China Trade Painting

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 - Show me larger color illustrations

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.

*H.M.S. Childers* – The English Man–of–War off the Chinese coast with junk beyond – 44 x 54 cm – signed verso


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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