In this swiftly executed sketch, left largely undeveloped, Turner pictures the Alzette valley at Luxembourg. Elements of this sketch and others (Tate D28281–D28283, D28286–D28287; Turner Bequest CCLXXXVIII 64–65, 66a–67) were combined to form a gouache, watercolour and pen and ink drawing on blue paper of a similar date.1
Andrew Wilton, J.M.W. Turner: His Life and Work, Fribourg 1979, p.421 no.1022.
There is staining from the leather overlaps on the back outside cover at the top left and right and bottom right of the page.