These are three panoramic sketches of Thionville, a French city on the banks of the Moselle which lies approximately fifteen miles from the border with Luxembourg. The sketch closest to the long outer edge of the page depicts a ferry service running on the Moselle, Turner inscribing the word ‘Ferry’ and that river’s name to the left of the drawing. This boat is also featured on the folio opposite (Tate D28225; Turner Bequest CCLXXXVIII 30). The central sketch shows a bridge and Thionville beyond, the terrain pastoral and gently sloping. The final sketch has been drawn inversely to the others, parallel to the gutter of the book. Thionville is pictured at quite a distance within the surrounding countryside and near to a walled boundary. Two monuments reappear in each drawing: the twin towered eighteenth-century Church of Saint-Maximin and the bell-tower of the sixteenth-century town hall.