Similar drawings by Châtelet on blue paper can be found in the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York (inv. 1991.56) and the Harvard Art Museums (inv. 1999.12). The artist's most important commission was a series of illustrations for the Abbé de Saint-Non’s Voyage pittoresque, ou description historique des royaumes de Naples et de Sicile, published in five volumes in Paris between 1781 and 1786. Châtelet was, along with Louis-Jean Desprez, responsible for the largest number of illustrations in the book.