• Breath of the Earth, 2011 - Vezur
  • The Bather, 1879
  • Riegert aka Laima Clock, 2011 - Vezur
  • Interior, Woman at the Window, 1880
  • Girl with a Pearl Earring, 1666
  • Pugacheva Taxi, 2011 - Vezur
  • Reclining Woman with Green Stockings (aka Adele Harms), 1917
  • Beatrice, 1897
  • Le Pêcheur (The Fisherman), 1909
  • Negress, 1869
  • Caricature Self Portrait, 1889
  • The Buffalo Trail, 1867
  • Columbus Avenue, Rainy Day, 1885
  • Portrait of Josette, 1916
  • Paris Street - Rainy Weather, 1877
  • Poppies, 1886
  • River bank, 2011 - Vezur
  • Lady with fan, 1918
  • Portrait of a European Lady in Japanese Costume
  • Countryside, 2011 - Vezur
  • Seacoast at Engure, 2011 - Vezur
  • Buddah In His Youth, 1904
  • Cold Morning, 2011 - Vezur
  • Two Swans, 2011 - Vezur
  • Winter at the seaside, 2011 - Vezur
  • Dancers V, 1877
  • Seated Nude, 1917
  • Gloomy Situation, 1933
  • Three Sisters at The Three Brothers, 2011 - Vezur
  • Stehend Karyatide, 1913
  • Lady with hat and feather boa, 1909
  • Madame Pompador, 1915
  • Evening on Volga, 1888
  • Mona Lisa, 1507
  • Strolling along the Seashore, 1909
  • Old Town Charm, 2011 - Vezur
  • Poppy field in Giverny, 1885
  • La Sybille, 1891
  • Opera House, 2011 - Vezur
  • Walk Along The Sea, 2011 - Vezur
  • Midsummer Night, 1876
  • Wanderer above the Sea of Fog, 1818
  • Portrait of a Man, 1923
  • Zwei Akte, 1890
  • Lying act, 1917
  • Big Red Buste, 1913
  • Harlequin, 1890
  • Taking the Count, 1896
  • Manao Tupapau (Spirit of the Dead Watching), 1892
  • Riga in Blue, 2011 - Vezur

A Friend in Need, 1903

A Friend in Need, 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.