'Battle of Cesme at Night' by Ivan Aivazovsky.

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'Battle of Cesme at Night' by Ivan Aivazovsky.
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Battle of Cesme at Night' by Ivan Aivazovsky. Dated 1848 oil on canvas. The naval Battle of Cesme or Chesma took place on 5–7 July 1770 near and in Çe?me Bay, near the western tip of Anatolia and the island of Chios. It was a part of the Orlov Revolt of 1769, a precursor to the later Greek War of Independence (1821–29)