• When The Grass Was Greener, 2011 - Vezur
  • Agony, 1912
  • Flower Clouds, 1903
  • Dancers in Riga Heart, 2011 - Vezur
  • Taking the Count, 1896
  • Idyll in Tahiti, 1901
  • Ballet Scene, 1879
  • Breath of the Earth, 2011 - Vezur
  • Riga at Night, 2011 - Vezur
  • Dance Festival, 2011 - Vezur
  • Portrait of Felix Feneon, 1890
  • Spring, 1879
  • The Haymaker, 1886
  • Girl with a Pearl Earring, 1666
  • Riga at sunset, 2011 - Vezur
  • Fields of Gold, 2011 - Vezur
  • Sun Walk Over The Bridge, 2011 - Vezur
  • Man with a Pipe (aka The Man from Nice), 1918
  • Adam and Eve, 1526
  • River bank, 2011 - Vezur
  • The Banks of the River at Veneux, 1881
  • Portrait of a Man, 1923
  • The Football Players, 1908
  • Beatrice, 1897
  • Landscape at Saint-Rémy, 1889
  • Adele Bloch Bauer I, 1907
  • Self Portrait With Spread Fingers, 1909
  • The Star, 1878
  • Evening in New York, 1890
  • Le Pêcheur (The Fisherman), 1909
  • Ligo Evening, 2011 - Vezur
  • Zwei Akte, 1890
  • Boreas , 1903
  • Deauville, The Basin, 1892
  • The Last Supper, 1498
  • A Friend in Need 2, 1903
  • Bare Tree behind a Fence, 1912
  • The Second Youth, 2011 - Vezur
  • Summer Evening, 1886
  • Cold Morning, 2011 - Vezur
  • Rosina, 1878
  • Buddah In His Youth, 1904
  • Head Of A Woman With A Hat, 1907
  • Café Terrace at Night, 1888
  • Reclining Woman with Green Stockings (aka Adele Harms), 1917
  • Four Trees, 1917
  • Poppy field in Giverny, 1885
  • Vase Of Poppies, 1909
  • The Bather, 1879
  • Nabis Landscape, 1890

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.