Dogs Playing Poker by C. M. Coolidge

DogsPlayimgPokerHis Station and Four AcesDogs Playing Poker is a series of sixteen oil paintings by C. M. Coolidge, who was commissioned in 1903 by Brown & Bigelow to advertise cigars. Counting replicas and homages, the collection may be the most well-known piece of American art history.

The pieces include:

  • A Bold Bluff (originally titled Judge St. Bernard Stands Pat on Nothing)
  • A Friend in Need
  • His Station and Four Aces
  • Pinched with Four Aces
  • Poker Sympathy
  • Post Mortem
  • Sitting up with a Sick Friend
  • Stranger in Camp
  • Waterloo (originally titled Judge St. Bernard Wins on a Bluff)
  • Ten Miles to a Garage
  • Riding the Goat
  • New Year’s Eve in Dogville
  • One to Tie Two to Win
  • Breach of Promise Suit
  • The Reunion
  • A Bachelor’s Dog


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