• Orange Trees, 1878
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  • Adele Bloch Bauer I, 1907
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  • Entrance to harbor, Moonlight, 1881
  • The Red Vineyard, 1888
  • Woman with Black Hat, 1909
  • Reclining Semi-Nude with Red Hat, 1910
  • Cagnes Landscape
  • Valdemara street, 2011 - Vezur
  • Young Man at His Window, 1875
  • Head Of A Woman With A Hat, 1907
  • The Star, 1878
  • La Sybille, 1891
  • Almond Branches in Bloom, San Remy, 1890
  • Zwei Akte, 1890
  • Richard Gallo and His Dog, at Petit Gennevilliers, 1884
  • Two Little Girls On The Beach, 1895
  • Portrait Of The Painter Max Oppenheimer, 1910
  • Cherubini, 1514
  • Spring, 1879
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  • Tree of Life, 1909
  • Lady with hat and feather boa, 1909
  • Rosina, 1878
  • Manao Tupapau (Spirit of the Dead Watching), 1892
  • Spring, 1879
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  • Standing Girl in a Plaid Garment, 1909
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  • Evening in New York, 1890
  • Seated Nude, 1917
  • Reclining Woman with Green Stockings (aka Adele Harms), 1917
  • Agony, 1912
  • Old Town In The Snow, 2011 - Vezur
  • Gloomy Situation, 1933
  • Dead Mother, 1910
  • Tram No 10, 2011 - Vezur
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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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