• Yellow Circle, 1926
  • Passion for Dance, 2011 - Vezur
  • The Man on the Balcony, 1880
  • Buddah In His Youth, 1904
  • Idyll in Tahiti, 1901
  • Riga at sunset, 2011 - Vezur
  • Jurmala (Sea Pearl), 2011 - Vezur
  • Le Pêcheur (The Fisherman), 1909
  • Mother And Child Aka Madonna, 1908
  • Harlequin, 1890
  • The Football Players, 1908
  • Lady with hat and feather boa, 1909
  • Girls, 2011 - Vezur
  • Boreas , 1903
  • Midsummer Night, 1876
  • Young Man at His Window, 1875
  • Flowers in a Vase, 1866
  • Self Portrait with Arm Twisting above Head, 1910
  • Buckwheat Harvesters at Pont-Aven, 1888
  • Autumn Sun I, 1912
  • House of Blackheads, 2011 - Vezur
  • Zwei Akte, 1890
  • Moonrise over the Sea, 1822
  • Three Sisters at The Three Brothers, 2011 - Vezur
  • Spring, 1879
  • An Angel
  • Chimney Sweeper, 2011 - Vezur
  • Seated Nude, 1917
  • Goldau, 1843
  • Standing Girl in a Plaid Garment, 1909
  • Spring, 1879
  • Impression, Sunrise, 1872
  • The End of Summer, 2011 -  Vezur
  • The Banks of the River at Veneux, 1881
  • Almond Branches in Bloom, San Remy, 1890
  • Entrance to harbor, Moonlight, 1881
  • Flower Clouds, 1903
  • Nabis Landscape, 1890
  • Blue cow, 2011 - Vezur
  • Marine bleue, 1893
  • Forest, 2011 - Vezur
  • Tree of Life, 1909
  • Opera House, 2011 - Vezur
  • Dance Festival, 2011 - Vezur
  • Portrait of Felix Feneon, 1890
  • Wheat Field With Reaper And Sun, 1889
  • The Sleeping Gypsy, 1897
  • Boat in the Moonlight
  • The Star, 1878
  • Ligo Evening, 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.
 

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