Carstens, Asmus Jakob

BORN 10 May 1754, Sankt Jürgen, Schleswig-Holstein - DIED 25 May 1798, Roma, Lazio
GRAVE LOCATION Roma, Lazio: Cimitero Acattolico, Via Caio Cestio 6 (Zona A, Plot 10 (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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The grave of Asmus Jakob Carstens at the Cimitero Acattolico, Rome.
Picture by Androom (23 Jan 2010)


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Cartellier, Pierre

Published: 13 Jun 2010
Last update: 12 Feb 2024