Battle of Cesme at Night, by Ivan Aivazovsky

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Slightly bigger version [here](, but some trout has slapped on a kanji watermark.

Can’t find a date in my lazy Wiki-ing, for those like me who are interested in such details, but it’s probably from the “series of paintings of naval battles painted in the 1840s” referred to on [Aivazovsky’s article](

Further trivia – the Battle of Cesme (the real thang, not this piece) seems to have been a key point deciding the fall of the Ottoman Empire. Adds a little more atmosphere, not that it needs it. (More [here](

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