German artist Ludwig Knaus graduated from the Art Academy in Düsseldorf and continued the realist traditions of the Düsseldorf School of Painting. Knaus performed the work in his studio in Paris. To add originality to the imagery of the event, he brought a suitcase full of national costumes to the French capital.
The painting was exhibited in the Paris Hall in 1835, where it was a great success and attracted the attention of critics and the public.
This painting is considered one of the best works of this artist and brought a special place to him at the Paris World's Fair in 1855.