Schaffrath painting acquired

This painting by Hans Schaffrath shows the magnificent salon of the cloth trader family Fey in the old Couven Museum on Seilgraben. The house was completely destroyed in the Second World War. The Aachen painter and illustrator Hans Schaffrath, active during the first half of the 20th century, specialised in interiors of churches, hotels and […]

Four in the Couven

2008 the Chapelle Quartet, with the support of the Kulturbüro der Stadt Aachen, developed a concept for a series of string quartet concerts especially for the Couven Museum. Four times a year, the four musicians gather at four o’clock on a Sunday afternoon to play four prominent works of quartet literature.

Large family portrait from the Biedermeier period

In 2008 the Couven Museum acquired a portrait from a private collection for its Biedermeier Room. The painting, measuring 125 x 155 cm, portrays the Aachen lawyer and Member of the Aachen City Council Johann Wilhelm Janssen (1799-1868) and his family. The portrait dates from 1843 and was painted by Clemens Bewer, a history painter […]