In this rough and swiftly rendered line drawing Turner has depicted the town of Spa situated in a valley in the Ardennes mountain chain. The artist has made a quick record of the topography, annotating the sketch with the letters ‘wo’, a shortening of ‘wood’. The townscape is in basic linear profile. There appears to be a building with trees at the top left of the page which Turner has labelled with a number ‘2’. This sketch is probably separate from the principal drawing of Spa.
There has been some transference of Turner’s inscription from the folio opposite (Tate D28108; Turner Bequest CCLXXXVII 35) close to the gutter of the sketchbook.