• Lady with hat and feather boa, 1909
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  • Lane at the Jardin du Luxembourg, 1886
  • Vase Of Poppies, 1909
  • Dancers in Riga Heart, 2011 - Vezur
  • Boreas , 1903
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  • The Magpie, 1869
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  • Anemones, 1909
  • Fields of Gold, 2011 - Vezur
  • The Druidess, 1893
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  • Paris Street - Rainy Weather, 1877
  • Old Town Back In 30's, 2011 - Vezur
  • Valdemara street, 2011 - Vezur
  • Manao Tupapau (Spirit of the Dead Watching), 1892
  • Mona Lisa, 1507
  • Moonlight On The Loire Barbizon landscape
  • Harvest Time, 1878
  • A Friend in Need, 1903
  • Independence Day, 2011 - Vezur
  • Tram No 10, 2011 - Vezur
  • Café Terrace at Night, 1888
  • Breath of the Earth, 2011 - Vezur
  • Water Lilies, 1906
  • The Fog Warning, 1885
  • Embrace aka Lovers II, 1917
  • Walk Along The Sea, 2011 - Vezur
  • Stork, 2011 - Vezur
  • Two Swans, 2011 - Vezur
  • Passion for Dance, 2011 - Vezur
  • Riga at Night, 2011 - Vezur
  • Le Pêcheur (The Fisherman), 1909
  • The Veteran in a New Field, 1865
  • Boat in the Moonlight
  • Conversion, 1912
  • Self Portrait with Arm Twisting above Head, 1910
  • Portrait of a European Lady in Japanese Costume
  • The Football Players, 1908
  • Madame Pompador, 1915
  • Dancers, 2011 - Vezur
  • Autumn, 1877
  • Old Town Charm, 2011 - Vezur
  • Cold Morning, 2011 - Vezur
  • When The Grass Was Greener, 2011 - Vezur
  • Almond Branches in Bloom, San Remy, 1890
  • Riga Springtime, 2011 - Vezur
  • River bank, 2011 - Vezur

A Friend in Need 2, 1903

A Friend in Need 2, 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.