• Dance Festival, 2011 - Vezur
  • River bank, 2011 - Vezur
  • Portrait of Felix Feneon, 1890
  • Contrasting Sounds, 1924
  • Daisy fields, 2011 - Vezur
  • The Veteran in a New Field, 1865
  • Dancers, 2011 - Vezur
  • Lovers: Man and Woman I, 1914
  • Portrait Of The Painter Max Oppenheimer, 1910
  • Nude Egyptian Girl, 1891
  • The Druidess, 1893
  • Columbus Avenue, Rainy Day, 1885
  • Bridge of Europe, 1877
  • Lane at the Jardin du Luxembourg, 1886
  • The Boat, 2011 - Vezur
  • View Of Venice Fog, 1881
  • Forest, 2011 - Vezur
  • Man with a Pipe (aka The Man from Nice), 1918
  • Horses, 2011 - Vezur
  • Saint John, 1892
  • Poppy field in Giverny, 1885
  • Manao Tupapau (Spirit of the Dead Watching), 1892
  • Blue Dancers, 1899
  • Woman with a Parasol and Small Child on a Sunlit Hillside,1874
  • The Woman Friends, 1917
  • An Angel
  • Study for The Spanish Dance, 1882
  • Flying people, 2011 - Vezur
  • The Haymaker, 1886
  • Dancers in Blue, 1890
  • Portrait of a Man, 1923
  • Midsummer Festival, 2011 - Vezur
  • Richard Gallo and His Dog, at Petit Gennevilliers, 1884
  • Flowers in a Vase, 1866
  • Independence Day, 2011 - Vezur
  • Marine bleue, 1893
  • Water Lilies, 1906
  • The Magpie, 1869
  • Tree of Life, 1909
  • Melancholy, 1874
  • Sunflowers, 1888
  • Evening on Volga, 1888
  • Opera House, 2011 - Vezur
  • Golden autumn, 2011 - Vezur
  • Seacoast at Kurzeme, 2011 - Vezur
  • The Sky, 2011 - Vezur
  • Breton Landscape - Fields by the Sea (Le Pouldu), 1894
  • Rosina, 1878
  • Harlequin, 1890
  • The Last Supper, 1498

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.