Based on the engraving by Johann Christoph Weigel from the 1719 Nuremberg edition of the Recueil de cent éstampes représentant différentes nations du Levant.
For another example of this model with his companion in the Metropolitan Museum of Art see The Lesley and Emma Sheafer Collection, accession number 1974.356.516 and 517. A further example, also in the Metropolitan Museum, in the Jack and Belle Linsky Collection accession number 1982.60.188. The Fitzwilliam Museum also has a similar model of a Turk, accession number C.71-1950. A Turk and companion was sold in the Collection of Emma Budge, Hamburg, sale Paul Graupe, Berlin, 27-29 September 1937, lot 973 (1500 R.M.), these were subsquently sold by Sotheby's, Zurich, 2 December 1981, lot 66 and are now in the Vonderau-Museum, Fulda. Another pair in the Darmstaedter Collection were sold, Rudolph Lepke, Berlin, 21-23 March 1925, lot 308 (11,000 R.M.). A pair was sold by Christie's, Geneva on 14 May 1990, lot 32 subsequently exhibited in the Vonderau-Museum see Christoph Fritzsche and Gregor Karl Stasch, Hochfürstlich Fuldische Porzellainmanufakture 1764-1789, Fulda, 1994, p. 56, no. 21.