Nearly 60 paintings, on loan from the most prestigious collections in the United Kingdom and shown in Switzerland for the first time, offer an unrivalled survey of art produced during the golden age of the British Empire, highlighting its captivating originality. Alongside Turner, whose dazzling oeuvre anticipated Impressionism, the exhibition pays tribute to artists who won renown through landscape painting, such as Atkinson Grimshaw, Baker Pyne, Brett, and Martin. The exhibition places a special emphasis on the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood as well as the Aesthetic Movement. Two circles of artists who found powerful inspiration in literature, mythology and antiquity. The industrial revolution and the rapid development of cities and public transport give rise to compelling scenes that bear witness to different facets of modern life.The survey concludes with a section dedicated to cosmopolitan artists of American origin. A collection of photogravures complements the paintings in the exhibition.