• Forest, 2011 - Vezur
  • Stehend Karyatide, 1913
  • The Star, 1878
  • Bare Tree behind a Fence, 1912
  • Poppies, 1886
  • Buddah In His Youth, 1904
  • Adele Bloch Bauer I, 1907
  • A Carnival Evening, 1886
  • Boreas , 1903
  • Orange Trees, 1878
  • Midsummer Festival, 2011 - Vezur
  • Portrait of a European Lady in Japanese Costume
  • The Sky, 2011 - Vezur
  • Russian Belle and Landscape, 1904
  • Dancers, 2011 - Vezur
  • Adam and Eve, 1526
  • Bridge of Europe, 1877
  • Strolling along the Seashore, 1909
  • Lane at the Jardin du Luxembourg, 1886
  • The Sleeping Gypsy, 1897
  • Self Portrait with Hands on Chest, 1910
  • Tram No 10, 2011 - Vezur
  • Woman with a Parasol and Small Child on a Sunlit Hillside,1874
  • Riga at Night, 2011 - Vezur
  • Riga Springtime, 2011 - Vezur
  • Evocation
  • Conversion, 1912
  • Two Tahitian Women, 1899
  • Two Little Girls On The Beach, 1895
  • Landscape at Saint-Rémy, 1889
  • Dancers in Riga Heart, 2011 - Vezur
  • Wanderer above the Sea of Fog, 1818
  • A Friend in Need 2, 1903
  • The Hope II, 1908
  • Cagnes Landscape
  • Portrait of Josette, 1916
  • Nude Egyptian Girl, 1891
  • Buckwheat Harvesters at Pont-Aven, 1888
  • Anemones, 1909
  • When The Grass Was Greener, 2011 - Vezur
  • Fields of Gold, 2011 - Vezur
  • Blue cow, 2011 - Vezur
  • Old Riga view, 2011 - Vezur
  • Spring, 1879
  • Marine bleue, 1893
  • Jurmala (Sea Pearl), 2011 - Vezur
  • A Friend in Need, 1903
  • Antibes Seen from the Salis Garden, 1888
  • The Kiss, 1908
  • Manao Tupapau (Spirit of the Dead Watching), 1892

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.
 

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