William Turner, a world-renowned English artist, traveled around Switzerland several times in search of exciting motifs. At the same time, he repeatedly visited Lucerne to study the unique interaction of light and weather, the lake and the mountains there. He captured his impressions in sketches and bright watercolors. These observations and images of both the sea, during the transition to the continent, and the Alps were of great importance for Turner: in them the beauty and dangers of nature are directly combined with the theme of the sublime, which was of fundamental importance for Romanticism. Turner's enthusiasm for Switzerland was so great that he visited the country a total of six times between 1802 and 1844.