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

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.

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.

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.


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


Young Woman and Celestina on the Balcony (Maja y Celestina al balcón), by Goya (1808, c.)
In the image two figures appear on a balcony: a young woman leaning on the railing and looking at the viewer (maja) and an old woman with a rosary on the left who reminds of Celestina. From the title it is also understood that the old woman acts as…


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.

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, 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…


Costumbrist engraving to accompany the article in which the character is identified as a celestina of that time period.

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.

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

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


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

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.

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.

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

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…

Majas and Celestina on a Balcony, by Alenza y Nieto (1834)
Original title: Majas y Celestina en el balcón ("Majas and Celestina on a Balcony").

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.


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

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…

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."

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."

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."

Portrait of an old woman.

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

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…

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…

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

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.…

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

Plate of La Celestina, by Pradal (1968)
8 x 18Plate from the work: L erotismo in Spagna.1. Rear: José Antolinez. La Magdalena Author/s: Xavier Domingo Publisher: Sampietro Editore. Edition date: 1968.

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

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…

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

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

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…

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

Old celestina, by Alenza y Nieto (1830, c.)
The image shows a young man sitting at a table and an old woman with her head covered talking to him. The way in which the old woman is represented is reminiscent of Celestina in the Celestinesque tradition.

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.

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

Maja and celestina waiting under an arch, by Goya (1794, c.)
Image 1 is a drawing in Album B or Madrid album. The original title of the second image is "La Bella y la Celestina" ("The Beauty and the Celestina").

In both images, a young woman and an old procuress are under an arch. The young woman rests on a…

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

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

Franco's Black Spain, by Quintanilla (1938)
Ink drawings in a series.
Note the celestinesque characters with their heads covered and in some images the old woman appears with a rosary.

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

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

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

The painting represents a brothel scene, where four naked young women appear sitting and lying in a room. There is a clear relationship with the Celestinesque tradition, especially because of the title of the painting.Here is a description of the…

La Celestina, by Rodríguez Hernández (1950)
In the painting there are two women, a young woman sitting on a chair, dressed in white and with a rose in her hand. An old woman appears combing the young woman's hair. The old woman can act as a procuress for the young woman following the…

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The painting shows a young woman with a naked torso and an old woman behind the young woman with her head covered. The old woman can act as a procuress for the young woman following the celestinesque tradition.

La Celestina, by Créixams i Picó (1950, c.)
Two women appear in the painting, a young woman and an old woman. The old woman appears with a fan pointing at the young woman. Following the celestinesque tradition, the old woman can act as a procuress for the young woman. Two children also appear…

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Different insects appear in the image that seem to form a face in the center of the etching.

Celestina, by Arnás Lozano (1990, c.)
In the image an old woman who represents Celestina appears in the center and looking at the viewer. At the top right are two young people (a woman and a man) who are about to kiss.

Celestina's prize II, by Rego (2000, c.)
In the engraving appears an old woman with a naked torso resting on a table. Two men appear in the engraving, one sitting in front of the woman and the other standing and looking at her.

La ruffiana e Celestina, by Sassu (1962)
The image shows an interior scene where a naked young woman looks at herself in the mirror while a man appears sitting behind the young woman and an old woman points to the young woman. The old woman represents Celestina.

Celestina intriguing in the park, by Muñoz Degrain (1890, c.)
The image shows a couple of young women accompanied by an old woman in a park. Two men appear in the background. The old woman who represents Celestina appears with her head covered.

Couple with Celestina and angel, by Alenza y Nieto (1840, c.)
In the image appears a couple in the center to the left appears an angel playing an instrument and to the right an old woman with her head covered representing Celestina.

Engraving of prostitute, procuress and client in the bedroom, by Johann Theodor de Bry, after Crispijn van de Passe, after Maerten de Vos (1596)
Original title: Hoer verleidt man("Whore seduces man").Three figures appear in the engraving: a naked young woman posing on the bed who represents a prostitute, a man looking at her who represents the client and an old woman who talks with the man…

La Celestina, by Cantú (2000, c.)
The images show a young couple on a bed lying down and kissing while a woman in the center of the image with her head covered looks at the viewer while holding flowers. From the title of the paintings it is understood that the couple represent the…

La Ceslestina, by Sassu (1988)
The engraving shows two young naked women, probably prostitutes, and an old woman in the background on the left who may act as a procuress for the young women. From the title of the work it is understood that the old woman represents a type of…

Drawing of Celestina, by Almada (1930)
Image of Celestina with a child in her arms and a girl sitting next to her in the brothel she runs. The accompanying text clearly describes the old woman holding the child as Celestina:
"Sale Carmen y la Celestina con el niño en brazos. Carmen va a…

Illustration of the Second Celestina, by Salazar y Torres (1850, c.)
The image on the cover shows a scene from the second journey in which Celestina tricks them with a mirror.

Procuress in illustration of work by Valle Inclán, by Rivero (1926)
Old procuresses in illustrations that appear in works by Valle Inclán. In the first image the old procuress appears holding a young woman who can act as a prostitute. In the second and third images the old procuresses appear alone, and in the third,…

Old witch and procuress in Las Galas del Difunto de Valle Inclán, by RTVE (2009)
Frame from the episode of the TV series Carnival Tuesday ("Martes de Carnaval") by Valle Inclán on RTVE. An old procuress witch who reminds of Celestina appears in the frame.

La Celestina, by Hermida (1810)
Painting signed: “de Hermida” ("by Hermida"), from the Sevillian School, first third of the 19th century.

The painting represents an old woman with her head covered and a damaged eye, all in keeping with the celestinesque tradition. The…

La Celestina, by Mingnoni (1959)
Taken from the add: "Signed and dated 1959. Titled on the back.
Oil on canvas, 120 x 90 cm. Period framing.
On the back label from the Sao Paulo Biennial (Brazil), where it was exhibited in 1959."

Colour image of maja and Celestina at a balcony in naive style, inspired by Goya Maja and Celestina at the balcony

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Watercolor and ink of characters in a style reminiscent of the illustrations of fantastic books from the early 20th century and with characters that seem taken from the comedy dell'arte. They do not correspond to any scene from La Celestina.

Ink wash with several characters on the cover of number zero of the magazine Cuaderno de Buzones, [Toledo]: Bremen Ediciones) which is dedicated to the fifth centenary of the publication of the book
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