In these three sketches, Turner depicts the dramatic bluffs, rock formations and ranges surrounding the banks of the Meuse close to Namur. Each drawing is orientated inversely relative to the foliation. Rendered with rough and swift line, the sketches are arranged on the upper, middle and lower registers of the page. The uppermost drawing is inscribed by Turner with ‘Marche-les-Dames’, a town which neighbours Namur, and continues onto the lower register of the folio opposite (Tate D28129; Turner Bequest CCLXXVII 46a).
These pencil sketches and similar ones on the opposite folio are the basis for a gouache and watercolour drawing on blue paper of the Rocks on the Meuse at Marche-les-Dames (Tate D20262; Turner Bequest CCXXII C).