Carstens, Asmus Jakob

PAINTER (DENMARK)
BORN 10 May 1754, Sankt Jürgen (near Schleswig) - DIED 25 May 1798, Roma
GRAVE LOCATION Roma, Lazio: Cimitero Acattolico, Via Caio Cestio 6 (Parte Antica, 63)

Asmus Jakob Carstens was born in Schleswig, then still part of Denmark. He studied at the Academy in Kopenhagen. In 1783 he visited Rome, where he was impressed by the work of Giulio Romano. From 1783 to 1787 he lived in Lübeck where he worked as a portrait painter. In 1790 he became a professor at the Academy in Berlin.

In 1792 he moved to Rome, where he painted in neoclassicist style. He produced allegorical and mythical scenes as well as historical paintings. His painting "Schlacht bei Roßbach" ("Battle of Rosbach") made him famous. In 1795 an exhibition of his works was held in Rome. He died in Rome in 1798, aged only 44.

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Sources
Asmus Jacob Carstens - Wikipedia

Images

The grave of Asmus Jakob Carstens at the Cimitero Acattolico, Rome.
Picture by Androom (23 Jan 2010)

 


Cartellier, Pierre

Published: 13 Jun 2010
Last update: 13 Jun 2010