The original drawing is in Paris, Musée du Petit Palais, P. Rosenberg and L.-A. Prat, Antoine Watteau, Catalogue raisonné des dessins, Milan, 1996, no. 294. This counterproof was probably executed by Watteau himself as the picture of the same subject in Saint Petersburg is in reverse to the Petit Palais drawing. The counterproof was engraved by Boucher for the Figure des différents caractères, no. 6, and the picture by B. Audran.
The drawing is part of series of drawings of Savoyards and Persian and other full-length figures, drawn circa 1715, P. Rosenberg and L.-A. Prat, op. cit., nos. 281-305. Couterproofs of many of these are in the Louvre, in the Ashmolean Museum, Oxford and in the Nationalmuseum, Stockholm.