• Entrance to harbor, Moonlight, 1881
  • The Vision after the Sermon, 1888
  • Valdemara street, 2011 - Vezur
  • The Green Dancer, 1880
  • Self Portrait with Arm Twisting above Head, 1910
  • Chimney Sweeper, 2011 - Vezur
  • An Angel
  • Reclining Semi-Nude with Red Hat, 1910
  • Old Riga, 2011 - Vezur
  • Dancers V, 1877
  • The Starry Night, 1889
  • Golden autumn, 2011 - Vezur
  • The Fog Warning, 1885
  • Stork, 2011 - Vezur
  • Old Town In The Snow, 2011 - Vezur
  • Portrait of a European Lady in Japanese Costume
  • Avenue of poplars at sunset, 1884
  • Anna Pavlova in the Ballet Sylphyde, 1909
  • Wanderer above the Sea of Fog, 1818
  • Columbus Avenue, Rainy Day, 1885
  • The End of Summer, 2011 -  Vezur
  • Head Of A Woman With A Hat, 1907
  • Sun Walk Over The Bridge, 2011 - Vezur
  • Portrait Of The Painter Max Oppenheimer, 1910
  • The Veteran in a New Field, 1865
  • The Large Bathers, 1906
  • Impression, Sunrise, 1872
  • Winter, 2011 - Vezur
  • Riga in begining of 20th century, 2011 - Vezur
  • Two Tahitian Women, 1899
  • Countryside, 2011 - Vezur
  • Fields of Gold, 2011 - Vezur
  • Cagnes Landscape
  • Garden Study of the Vickers Children, 1884
  • The Buffalo Trail, 1867
  • Dance Festival, 2011 - Vezur
  • Ballet Scene, 1879
  • Saint John, 1892
  • Portrait of Josette, 1916
  • Big Red Buste, 1913
  • The Boat, 2011 - Vezur
  • Orange Trees, 1878
  • Stehend Karyatide, 1913
  • Boat in the Moonlight
  • Young Man at His Window, 1875
  • Landscape at Saint-Rémy, 1889
  • Tram No 10, 2011 - Vezur
  • Portrait Of Gabrielle Aka Young Girl With Flowers, 1900
  • Man with a Pipe (aka The Man from Nice), 1918
  • The Kiss, 1908

A Friend in Need, 1903

A Friend in Need, 1903

Marcellus Coolidge

Without question, the most recognized gambling paintings ever created are the various renderings of dogs playing poker by Marcellus Coolidge. In fact, surveys have shown these paintings to be among the most recognizable artwork of any type. Coolidge was born in upstate New York and began his career as a druggist and a painter of house numbers and street signs. He also founded a small newspaper called the Antwerp News. In 1903, Coolidge signed a contract with the cigar giant Brown and Bigelow to paint a series of paintings of dogs in many human situations and scenarios. From the entire set of 16, nine of the paintings showed dogs seated around a poker table and enjoying the poker games. The cigar company made copies of the painting and gave them as give-aways. They used the paintings extensively to advertise their cigars and the paintings were a hit among the customers, who loved the novel way in which the dogs were depicted in human scenarios.

Of all Coolidge's dog paintings, "A Friend in Need" is his most famous.  The scene has a surprisingly modern look to it, which may account for its timelessness. Cheating is a focal point, the game is five-card draw.

The painting will be delivered unstreched, rolled in protective & presentable case.