The pictures here were produced by Chinese artists working in the European style and date to the 1860s. They show two ships in similar positions off Hong Kong. It seems likely judging by the styles that these two pictures were painted by different artists.
Somewhere - I cannot remember where - I read there was a small industry at that time in the painting of ships for their owners or captains which visited Hong Kong. This was the time of tea clippers etc.. so may well have been a fairly thriving industry for a few talented painters.
I wonder if any Gwulo readers have any information about this school of painting and any names to go with it.