Paoul Goybault

(d. 1497)

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(b Parthenay, Deux-Sèvres, ?1430–35; d Parthenay, after 1497). French painter, illuminator and priest. He was dean of the chapter of the collegiate church of Ste Croix, Parthenay, and one of the few French ecclesiastics who was also a painter. The form ‘Grymbault’ derives from an erroneous reading of his name in some of the documents. He worked for the Connétable, Arthur de Richemont (1393–1458), until the latter's death, and then for Jean de Dunois, Bâtard d’Orléans (d Nov 1468), in whose castle chapel at Châteaudun he painted ‘several things’. He stayed at Châteaudun for at least a year, but between 1462 and 1464 he was ‘chaplain and illuminator’ to René of Anjou, King of Naples, at Bar-sur-Aube. He was also involved in the construction of the organ in St Hilaire, Poitiers. None of these works is known to have survived.


From The Grove Encyclopedia of Northern Renaissance Art in Oxford Reference.

Subjects: Renaissance Art.

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