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Cassius Marcellus Coolidge (September 18, 1844 – January 24, 1934) was an American artist, mainly known for his series of paintings Dogs Playing Poker. Known as “Cash” or Kash in his family, he often signed his work in the 19th century with the latter spelling, sometimes spelling out his entire name, for comic effect, as Kash Koolidge. Dogs Playing Poker refers collectively to an 1894 painting, a series of sixteen oil paintings, and a 1910 painting by Cassius Marcellus Coolidge. Brown & Bigelow commissioned the 16 painting series in 1903 to advertise cigars. Their precursor painting, Coolidge’s 1894 Poker Game, realized $658,000 at a Sotheby’s New York sale on 18 November 2015.