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Moonlight Over the Aare, Bern – Alexander Muellegg

Moonlight over a bridge lit with lanterns.
We do not know the title of this piece – none is annotated – but since Muellegg’s work was very focused on Bern, we feel quite confident that this image depicts one of the 18 bridges on the territory of Bern that span the Aare river

Pencil and Mixed Media
Dimensions: 25.5 x 21 cm

Alexander Müllegg

1904 – 1983 Bern, Switzerland

Also known as: Alexander Muellegg

Alexander Müllegg was a Bernese painter and illustrator who is best known for his depictions of the elegant women of Bern during the 1930s and 40s as well as soft toned landscapes of the region around Bern, Switzerland.  He was a friend of Ernst Ludwig Kirchner.  Muelleg’s works were regularly exhibited in the German regions of Switzerland during his lifetime, including an exposition in Bern in 1946 where his works were featured alongside the work of the French Nabis painter Edouard Vuillard.