• Summer Evening, 1886
  • The Bather, 1879
  • Nabis Landscape, 1890
  • Jurmala (Sea Pearl), 2011 - Vezur
  • Walk Along The Sea, 2011 - Vezur
  • Buddah In His Youth, 1904
  • Judith and the Head of Holofernes, 1901
  • Ligo Evening, 2011 - Vezur
  • Café Terrace at Night, 1888
  • Agony, 1912
  • The Sower, 1888
  • Lying act, 1917
  • Strolling along the Seashore, 1909
  • Spanish Dancer, 1882
  • Almond Branches in Bloom, San Remy, 1890
  • Portrait Of Gabrielle Aka Young Girl With Flowers, 1900
  • Adam and Eve, 1526
  • Bridge of Europe, 1877
  • Chimney Sweeper, 2011 - Vezur
  • Sun Walk Over The Bridge, 2011 - Vezur
  • Three Sisters at The Three Brothers, 2011 - Vezur
  • The Second Youth, 2011 - Vezur
  • Paris Street - Rainy Weather, 1877
  • Portraits at the Stock Exchange, 1879
  • Spring, 1879
  • Flowers in a Vase, 1866
  • The Vines, 1902
  • Flying people, 2011 - Vezur
  • Bare Tree behind a Fence, 1912
  • Rosina, 1878
  • Dancers V, 1877
  • Old Riga, 2011 - Vezur
  • Water Lilies, 1906
  • Head Of A Woman With A Hat, 1907
  • Study of a Head, 1913
  • Riga Springtime, 2011 - Vezur
  • Dancers, 2011 - Vezur
  • Entrance to harbor, Moonlight, 1881
  • When The Grass Was Greener, 2011 - Vezur
  • Antibes Seen from the Salis Garden, 1888
  • Vase Of Poppies, 1909
  • Winter, 2011 - Vezur
  • Wanderer above the Sea of Fog, 1818
  • Man with a Pipe (aka The Man from Nice), 1918
  • The Starry Night, 1889
  • Moonrise over the Sea, 1822
  • Breton Landscape - Fields by the Sea (Le Pouldu), 1894
  • Gloomy Situation, 1933
  • The Sky, 2011 - Vezur
  • Woman with a Parasol and Small Child on a Sunlit Hillside,1874

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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