Paintings and engravingsdepicting a procuress

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Paintings and engravings depicting a procuress

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Paintings and engravings inspired in the tradition La Celestina 

    

Parable of the prodigal son, by Master of the Prodigal Son (1550, c.)
Representation of the prodigal son parable in the house of the prostitutes. Notice the old woman or procuress on the right side of the painting as the prodigal son is driven out of the house. Notice the caged parrot on the door (second image…

Two Amorous Couples at an Inn, by de Ram and van Vliet (1633 c.)
Description at the British Museum Catalog: "Two amorous couples at an inn; one couple in frontal view next to the fireplace at right; the other turned to right in left foreground; a female figure carrying a jug at far left; broken glass, playing…

Beware of Luxury, by Steen (1663)
The painting represents a room with various characters. Two children, a dog eating on a table, a pig by the door, a girl at the back of the room, a woman sitting sleeping, a man looking at the girl and playing a violin, an old woman talking to a man…

Visit to the Spinner, by Meckenem (1495, c.)
A young man visits a spinner. The position of his sword, the presence of a cat, and the fact that the woman is a spinner seems to suggest that the woman is a prostitute or a procuress. SeeCarol Salus,Picasso and Celestina: The Artist's Vision of the…

House of the Arias Twins, by Botero (1973)
The painting shows a room with five young women, two men, an older woman and a child. They all appear around a bed, except for the child, which lies underneath the bed.

House Mariduque, by Botero (1970)
The painting portrays a room where six women appear: three of them are sitting in two chairs, the remaining three are standing. One of them is drinking and another one is sweeping. A man lying behind a chair appears in the background of the painting.

Detail of  Temptation of Saint Anthony, by Bosch (1501)
Fragmento del panel izquierdo del trípticoLas tentaciones de San Antonio.Nótese que este fragmento presenta varios personajes femeninos, como la mujer coronada con sombrero eclesiástico o la que se ve por la ventana y la que…

Temptation of Saint Anthony, by Teniers (1640 c.)
Notice that the devil takes the form of a procuress to tempt Saint Anthony, offering him a young woman. There are other version by Teniers or his followers of the same scene, as the one at the National Museum of Western Art, Tokyo, and others.

The Harem, by Picasso (1906)
Notice the old woman in the corner at the back of the picture.

Full title/ Other titles: Le harem, Nus roses, Figures roses

Caressed and Pick-pocketed  by Alenza (1838, c.)
Young couple carousing while a boy pickpockets the man. An old woman behind the boy

Ointment of Horns, by Alenza (1840, c.)
Three celestinesque characters

The Quarrel, by Lameyer (1850 c.)
Oil on canvas. A gypsy man and woman quarrel while an old woman is sitting next to them. The old woman is not normally seen as a procuress, but it is possible to see her as such

The Prodigal Son Driven Out, by Callot (1635)
The prodigal son driven out of the house of the prostitutes. It is an engraving in a series of five. Notice the procuress on the stairs, the only engraving portraying a procuress in the series. This engraving influenced Murillo's painting of the same…

The Prodigal Son Driven Out, by Murillo (1660, c.)
On the left, in the shadows, a character of Celestinesque descent.See TAGGARD, MINDY NANCARROW. “A Source for the Interpretation of Murillo’s ‘Parable of the Prodigal Son’: The Golden Age Stage.” RACAR: Revue d’art…

Woman with a Lapdog, Accompanied by a Maidservant , by Mieris (1660)
Woman with a Lapdog, Accompanied by a Maidservant (probably Bathsheba with King David’s Letter)

Courtesan and Procuress, by Lama (1720 c. )
Young woman and procuress talking
Oil on canvass, 20 1/2 x 25 3/4 inches (52 x 65.5 cm)

Sheer Merchandise!, by Sancho Piqué (1939)
Ink drawing on paper, 24,5 x 32 cmRich man talks to a procuress while a naked young woman covers her face

Today Fresh Sausage, by Grosz (1928)
Mixed media, watercolor and ink, on paper.
A young carrying a package and an old woman . Although there is no indication of being a procuress and her protegee, Grosz painted many scenes of prostitution in Weimer Germany.

The Prodigal Son Today, cover of book by Hooft (1630)
Scene from the Biblical story of the prodigal son

In the Salon, by Toulouse-Lautrec (1893)
Madam and two girls in a brothel's salon.

Other title: Au salon

The Pained Heart, by Hughes (1867, c.)
Old lady and young woman, Pre Raphaelite style, several possible interpreations.

Other titles: Sigh No More, Ladies, Juliet and her Nurse

Vanitas, Allegory Of The Ages, by Martinelli (1650, c.)
Death, young and old woman, a servant or procuress, coins.

Bourgeois prostitute, Noble Venetian prostitute, Venetian mackerel, by Boissard (1581)
Image of three women of the sex trade in Venice, including two prostitutes and a procuress.

Other title: Prostituée bourgeoise, Noble prostituée vénitienne, Maquerelle vénitienne

The Fortune Teller, by Paolini (1681)
The Fortune Teller displays the exaggerated tenebrism (contrasting light and shadow) that was initiated by Caravaggio. Symbolic elements such as the mirror that the young man on the left is holding suggests vanity, while the garlic on his head may…

The Procuress or the Old Woman and the Gallant Young Man, by Paolini (1681, c.)
A young woman appears in the centre of the painting looking to the right at an older woman who is holding a hand fan. To the left of the young woman, there is a young man covering his body and partly his face.

Engraving Una valente ruffiana, by Carracci (1646)
Engravings in a collection representing different characters in he city of Bologna, in this case a procuress at the door of a house with two women

Study for an engraving in the Hortus Voluptatum, by de Passe (1599)
A woman and a man in the center of a room. The woman points to the bed while he has his hand on her waist. There is another woman at the door.

Illustration of an old woman giving a letter to a young woman, Passe ( 1600 c.)
Illustration of an old woman giving a love letter to a young woman, in the background to the right a feathered hat or a flower vase. Undearneath, written in French and German is the following text: "I swear that he is so taken by you that he is…

Lucrecia, by Acedo (2008, c.)
From the series La Celestina (2008, c.)

Gifting of a Gold Chain, by Acedo (2008, c.)
From the series La Celestina (2008, c.)

Melibea offers a string to Celestina, by Acedo (2008, c.)
From the series La Celestina (2008, c.)

Celestina manipualtes the characters, by Acedo (2008, c.)
From the series La Celestina (2008, c.)

Areúsa, Pármeno and Celestina, by Acedo (2008, c.)
From the series La Celestina (2008, c.)

Celestina and Melibea, by Acedo (2008, c.)
From the series La Celestina (2008, c.)

Celestina and Calisto at church, by Acedo (2008, c.)
From the series La Celestina (2008, c.)

Celestina and Pármeno, by Acedo (2008, c.)
From the series La Celestina (2008, c.)

Celestina and Lucrecia, by Acedo (2008, c.)
From the series La Celestina (2008, c.)

Celestina, by Acedo (2008, c.)
From the series La Celestina (2008, c.)

Celestina, by Acedo (2008, c.)
From the series La Celestina (2008, c.)

Accompanying Celestina, by Acedo (2008, c.)
From the series La Celestina (2008, c.)

Cover in watercolor of La Celestina, de Acedo (2011 c.)
Cover in watercolor of the libro de Calixto y Melibea y la puta vieja Celestina

Celestina, by Acedo (2011 c.)
Portrait of the procuress Celestina

The narrator and Albert Bloch in the brothel, by van Dongen (1930, c.)
An illustration made for a book by Marcel Proust À la recherche du temps perdu, published in 1945 by Librairie Gallimard, Paris. Appears to be out of print but is listed on theMetropolitan Museum of Art, New York, United…

Illustration in the book Sperne Voluptatem annalem ut retia vites, Quae certam noxam per niciema ereant. Lena, canes, pisces volucres Cupidia, porcus Quam multos multis implicuere modis, by Bry (1614)
Emblem with motto in three languages:Latin: Sperne Voluptatem annalem ut retia vites, Quae certam noxam per niciema ereant. Lena, canes, pisces volucres Cupidia, porcus Quam multos multis implicuere modis.German (Original): Der wollust Netz vnd…

The Procuress, by Saudek (1983)
An older woman is sitting in the centre of the picture. A younger woman is sitting on the older woman's lap. A doll appears lying on the older woman's left knee.

Other title: Die Kupplerin

The Pained Heart, by Hughes (1867, c.)
Old lady and young woman, Pre Raphaelite style, several possible interpreations.

Other titles: Sigh No More, Ladies, Juliet and her Nurse

The Tar's Triumph or Bawdy House Battery by Mosley (1749)
An engraving depicting events that occurred in central London

Mother Gregoire, by Courbet (1855)
Description of painting by the Art Institute of Chicago: "Mère Grégoire is a character from a popular song written in 1820 by French lyricist Pierre Jean Béranger. As described by Béranger, she was the portly proprietress…

A Spanish feast, by Vermeyen (1545)
First, a young woman robs the purse of a young man whom she kisses. In the background, on the right, a celestinesque old woman with a musical instrument. Under an inscription in Latin: "Sic Hispana Venus loccas excantat loving. Sic fucata rapit basia…

Engraving of the English procuress Elizabeth Creswell, by Laroon (1675)
Also known as Mother Creswell and Madam Cresswell of Clerkenwell, she was one of the most famous and successful brothel prostitutes and regents in seventeenth-century England. Written below in French and Italian her profession of procuress: "" Une…

News caricature of a New Orleans brothel owner (1890)
A cartoon in the periodical The Mascot of the infamous New Orleans brothel regent Emma Johnson as an octopus that captures the innocent passers-by. Below written in English "lewd and abandoned" (lustful and abandoned). Although there is no direct…

The Allegory of Avarice, by Moreelse (1621)
The subject of the greedy or usurer old woman is indirectly related to the subject of the procuress, since it uses the same physical prototype.See painting:Vieja usurera, de Ribera (1638).Here the presence of a second character evokes Parmeno's…

The Seducer, by Zichy (1891)
A young woman sits on a man's lap. An old procuress stands behind the young woman while holding a glass.

Love letter, anonymous (1550, c.)
French Art, second half of the 16th century.

Erotic scenes, by Filippuccio (1310, c.)
This fresco painting portrays a domestic scene. There is a couple in bed and a woman on the corner. The latter could either be their maid or the woman's procuress.

The concert, by Traversi (1750, c.)
A young woman in the center of the painting. To his left, an old woman holding his hand. There are musicians around him and a girl on the right with a dog.

Original title: il concerto (Italian)

The Date, by de Saavedra (1846)
Although a Celestina does not appear in the painting, its composition resembles the prototype that Goya started with his majas on the balcony accompanied by their procuress. This is due to her position on the balcony and the presence of an older…

Un caballero encendiendo una pipa en una vela
Fragmento del cuadro. Nótese la mujer vieja detrás. La escena parece corresponder al modelo de "marrymaking" o reunión con música, comida y bebida en ambientes burdelarios, muy frecuente en la pintura holandesa de la época

Mujeres de la vida, de Solana (1916)
Un grupo de mujeres, supuestamente prostitutas, y detrás ellas una mujer más vieja, puede ser la alcahueta.

Una pareja,  escena galante en un parque, de Janneck (1730 c.)
Una pareja sentados en una mesa con la chaperona o alcahueta vigilando la interacción.

Fatherly Advice, by Wille (1765)
The moralizing title hides the fact that the man has no parental relationship with the girl. According to the Philadelphia Museum, a viewpoint of the time would understand very well that the subjects of the painting are a procuress, her protégé and…