• The Magpie, 1869
  • Bare Tree behind a Fence, 1912
  • Lady of the Flowers, 1895
  • Ballet Scene, 1879
  • Old Town In The Snow, 2011 - Vezur
  • The Vines, 1902
  • Two Tahitian Women, 1899
  • The Sky, 2011 - Vezur
  • Le Pêcheur (The Fisherman), 1909
  • Wheat Field With Reaper And Sun, 1889
  • Flowers in a Vase, 1866
  • Head Of A Woman With A Hat, 1907
  • Riga in Blue, 2011 - Vezur
  • A Carnival Evening, 1886
  • Autumn Sun I, 1912
  • Old Riga, 2011 - Vezur
  • Buddah In His Youth, 1904
  • Valdemara street, 2011 - Vezur
  • The Man on the Balcony, 1880
  • Poppy field in Giverny, 1885
  • Golden autumn, 2011 - Vezur
  • The Vision after the Sermon, 1888
  • Passion for Dance, 2011 - Vezur
  • Old Town Back In 30's, 2011 - Vezur
  • Evening on Volga, 1888
  • Paris Street - Rainy Weather, 1877
  • Boat in the Moonlight
  • The Woman Friends, 1917
  • A Friend in Need 2, 1903
  • Contrasting Sounds, 1924
  • Anemones, 1909
  • Flower Clouds, 1903
  • Moonlight On The Loire Barbizon landscape
  • Mona Lisa, 1507
  • Winter, 2011 - Vezur
  • Manao Tupapau (Spirit of the Dead Watching), 1892
  • The Thames below Westminster, 1871
  • River Daugava, 2011 - Vezur
  • Conversion, 1912
  • Spring, 1879
  • Girl with a Pearl Earring, 1666
  • Water Lilies, Green Reflection, Left Part, 1923
  • Study for The Spanish Dance, 1882
  • Stork, 2011 - Vezur
  • Adam and Eve, 1526
  • Portrait Of The Painter Max Oppenheimer, 1910
  • House of Blackheads, 2011 - Vezur
  • The Football Players, 1908
  • Opera House, 2011 - Vezur
  • Reclining Woman with Green Stockings (aka Adele Harms), 1917

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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