Almost all the works of the Nurenberg’s first stay in Paris (1911–1913) were lost during the Civil War. Only a few paintings survived in the collection of Jacob Peremen and a few drawings (among others the «Model» in the Pushkin Museum of Fine Arts)
For the second time, Nurenberg came to Paris in 1927, having been sent there by Lunacharsky as «cultural ambassador» to read lectures on the new Soviet arts. In parallel, he actively painted, participated in the Paris «Salon d’automne», and wrote press releases.
Besides genre works, Nurenberg brought from Paris studies for his picture «Bourgeois swine» (Tretyakov Gallery) and for the series «Lenin in Paris» (Moscow, State Central Museum of Modern History of Russia — former Museum of Revolution)