French School, (18th century); French. Medium: engraving. Date: 1649. 'Lady Paris Welcomes the bakers of Gonnesse'; the return of bread, made in Gonnesse, 16 kilometres from Paris, and much prized by Parisians, signals the end of the siege of Paris in March, 1649 during the opening of the Fronde civil war in France; Paix de Rueil was signed on 11th March, 1649; pain de Gonnesse; Provenance: Private Collection. Photographic Rights The Bridgeman Art Library.