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  • Collection: Paintings and engravings inspired by La Celestina or containing the word "celestina"

Mother Celestina in La pícara Justina, by Ubeda (1605)
Frontispiece of the book La pícara Justina (1605) containing an image identified as Mother Celestina. She is one of the passengers of the Ship of Life. She is wearing a cardinal hat and glasses. The frontispiece is inspired by the cover of La…

Celestina and her daughter in prison or Two women by a window by Murillo, (Atributed, 1645 c.)
Described on the website El legado de Clio ( it is titled: Celestina and her daughter in prison.…

The Celestina and the lovers by Paret, (1784)
"The Celestine is represented holdingsideburnlessglasses, typical of previous times in her left hand. In her right she holds an ancient rosary, made up of three dozen beads and topped with a medal instead of a crucifix, perhaps of the Virgin or of…

Maja and celestina waiting under an arch, by Goya (1794, c.)
Drawing in Album B or Madrid album.

A young woman and an old procuress are under an arch. The young woman rests on a rock while placing her hand on her hip. Meanwhile, the procuress holds a cane and a rosary.

Celestina and Young Woman (Celestina y maja), by Goya (1824)
A young woman appears in the center of the painting in the foreground. An old woman appears to the right in the background.

Old celestina, by Alenza (c. 1830)
Ink drawing on paper

Young Women and Celestina on the Balcony (Majas y Celestina en el balcón), by Alenza y Nieto (1840 c.)
Note the procuress' enlightening, hook-shaped finger, as well as the handkerchief in the left hand of the seated woman who appears to be crying.


La Celestina, by Lameyer y Berenguer (1847)
This illustration by Francisco Lameyer (image 1) and the cover (image 2) appear in Andalusian scenes (Escenas andaluzas), by Serafín Estebánez Calderón,Madrid. Baltasar González. 1847.

Celestina, by Gelabert (19th century)
Image in Celestinesca Vol. 23, Num. 1 & 2, p. 142.

Celestina preparing her prey, by Lucas Villamil (1890, c.)
Original title: Celestina preparando su presa ("Celestina preparing her prey").

Old women surrounding a young, nude woman washing herself. Nude.

Chestnut-selling Celestina (Celestina castañera), painting from Madrid, engraving from the magazine Blanco y Negro, by Méndez Bringa (1892)
Costumbrist engraving to accompany the article in which the character is identified as a celestina of that time period.

La Celestina, by Pla (1899)
Drawing in a literary journal by Cecilio Plá.

Celestina Weaving (Celestina tejiendo), by Picasso (1903)
Celestina can be seen as a weaver, one of the six trades she practices. On the left side, there is a young woman that brings her bread and possibly oil and wine in the amphora that she carries on her head.

Portrait of an old woman.

Full title/ Other titles: La Célestine (Carlota Valdivia), La femme à la taie

Celestina, by Zuloaga (1906)
A naked woman contemplates herself in a mirror. In the background, there are two other women. One of them is probably a procuress teaching a pupil.

Celestina, by Robert (1908)
Portrait from the American realist school.

Franco's Spain, by Quintanilla (1938)
Ink drawing in a series.
Notice the celestinesque character with a rosary

What is Celestina carrying in her bag?, by Sancho Piqué (1939)
Drawing as part of the collection "Horrors of war". A person completely covered is carrying the body of a hanged person in a bag. Two female characters are watching in horror.

Calisto, by Hoir (1943)
Drawing of Calisto, it seems to be done by a French edition, but presented in Celestinesca vol. 22, no. 2, without edition details.

El Palco de la Celestina, by Santasusagna (1944 c.)
Winner of the Honor Award in the 1944 Fine Arts Exhibition in Barcelona.

Pleading with Celestina, by Gelabert (1945)
Original title: Suplicando a Celestina ("Pleading with Celestina").Original colour woodcut by A. Gelabert, which appears in the book Estampas del siglo XIX: "La Celestina. El Indiano. La Maja. La Gitana. El Bandolero". Ocho litografías y cuarenta…

Fight between Celestina, Sempronio and Pármeno (Pelea entre Celestina, Sempronio y Pármeno), by Enríquez de Navarra (1946 c.)
It is the same image used in the illustred edition:Valencia, 1946, for act XII

La Celestina, engraving by Seoane (1950, c.)
Engraving, but the image here is from a picture.
Notice the marks of the knives on Celestina's body

Celestina, by Vlady (1953)
Illustration in Vlady's typical style, presented in Celestinescavol. 17, no. 1.

Illustration for La Celestina, by Quevedo (1967)
Series of engraving for an illustrated edition in German that was not published

Lithograph inspired by La Celestina, by Vlady (1968)
Oil painting byVlady of the playLa Celestina interpreted by Amparo Villegas.

Lámina de La Celestina, de Pradal (1687)
8 x 18Lámina procedente de la obra:L erotismo in Spagna.1. Trasera: José Antolinez. La Magdalena Autor/es: Xavier Domingo Editorial: Sampietro Editore. Fecha Edición: 1968.

66 engravings (click here to view) of the Suite or Series 347 indirectly inspired by La Celestina, although they do not represent any particular episode of the work. These engravings form part of a portfolio titled La Celestina within the Series 347…

Two images of Celestina in a book about famous literary characters, by Navarro (1969)
Three images of Celestina inside the book. Originals in color

La Celestina, by Pelayo (1970)
Translated transcription from the PDF, courtesy of the Museum of Fine Arts of Asturias, Spain.

"In the painting that concerns us now, the character of La Celestina appears to the right of the composition, with her bad arts she is addressing…


La Celestina, by Monedero (1970 c.)
Oil on canvas 29'5 x 23'5 cm. Three people at the light of a candle. They may be Celestina, Areúsa and Pármeno, or other characters

Celestina Dressing Melibea Post-Mortem (Celestina ataviando a Melibea post-mortem), by Quirós (1972)
Surrealistic painting in dark blue tones


Calisto and Celestina, by Lucebert (1979)
Other title: Calisto en Celestina


Portrait of a woman showing her right profile, representing Celestine.

Melibea's garden by Pelayo, (1986)
Other title: Le jardin de Melibée.

Celestina, by Alfredo (1995 c.)
Illustration presented in Celestinescavol. 19, no. 1 & 2. Made by Alfredo, possibly as part of an artistic work for a specific edition.


Celestina, various Botero paintings, (1998-2006)
Woman offered by matchmaker in Botero's typical style.


Get out of here, idiot. I have no patience for blunders (Fuera de aquí torpe. No tengo paciencia para torpezas), by Armstrong (2000 c.)
Illustration in the edition by Marcel Andrade, illustrated by G. Armstrong, in Celestinesca, vol. 11, no. 1, p. 50-52.

I am as beautiful as Melibea! The only thing better she has are fine clothes. (¡Yo soy tan hermosa como Melibea! Lo único mejor que tiene ella es la ropa fina.), by Armstrong (2000 c.)
Illustration from the edition by Marcel Andrade made by G. Armstrong presented in Celestinesca vol. 11, no. 1.

La Celestina (Goya), by Braun-Vega (2000, c.)
Self/portrait, Goya's maja and naked young girl

La Celestina, by Rego (2001)
Lithograph with handcolouring by Charlotte Hodes, on Arches wove paper.
signed in pencil, numbered 11/17, there were also a few artist's proofs
published by the artist and Marlborough Graphics, London, printed by Paupers Press, London

Celestina, by Barbudo (2003)
OMENTARIO A LA OBRA PRESENTADA La obra de Isabel Barbudo, titulada "Celestina", simboliza, en los personajes de la inmortal creacion de Fernando de Rojas,la ambicion de conseguir los deseos mas inconfesables por cualquier medio, lo que fatalmente…

Description by the author: "Aged celestina directing preparation of her "polvos" recipe" (in Fine Art America:, Archived…

Celestina, by Acedo (2008 c.)
Comment by the artist: "This series of illustrations belong an illustrated book about La Celestina that La Luna de Mérida editorial was going to publish. Unfortunately, the work has been suspended or postponed (without a fixed date) due to…

Celestina's Kitchen (La cocina de Celestina), by Acedo (2008 c.)
Comment by the artist: "This other drawing illustrates a fragment in which Pármeno describes Celestina's house to Calisto, specifically the room where she prepares her potions and spells."

Calisto, Sempronio and Melibea, by Acedo (2008 c.)
Comment from the artist: "Another illustration from the unfortunate series La Celestina. Here we see Calisto and Sempronio speaking about Melibea."

I am not a Penguin (No soy un pingüino), by Acedo (2010 c.)
Comment by the artist: "At the end of October I finished illustrating La Celestinawith approximately 80 drawings, the project had stalled for various reasons. This time the publication was planned for February 2010. In this illustration I…

Lucrecia, by Acedo (2010 c.)
Comment by the artist: "In this other drawing of La Celestinawe can see Lucrecia, Melibea's servant, showing off her beautiful blonde hair and a fresh breath thanks to the ointments that the "old whore" has provided in exchange for her will."

La Celestina (cycle), by Ramírez Máro (2011)
Cycle of paintings inspired byLa Celestina. The author explores the themes of vanitas, the seven deadly sins, and impermance.


La Celestina, de Rothe (fecha desconocida)
Grabado Mezzotinto
Image Size: 11.75" x 17.50"
Paper Size: 15" x 22.50"
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