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Asmus Jacob Carstens

Carstens, Asmus Jacob (äsˈmŏs yäˈkôp kärˈstəns) [key], 1754–98, German historical painter and engraver, b. Schleswig. He studied in Copenhagen and in Italy. He was influenced by the work of Giulio Romano. Carstens was a popular professor at the Berlin Academy where, through such pupils as Peter von Cornelius, he had a great influence on German historical painting. Homer Singing is a characteristic work.

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