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A Friend in Need

by Cassius M. Coolidge


Superior Quality Materials

Unique Licensed Designs

Detailed Artwork = Stunning Results

Tube or box package. NO wrinkles

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🖌 Paint by Numbers Kit
📄 Kit Level: Intermediate
📦 Domestic: 2-6 days; Expedited: 1-2 days. See Shipping Info tab below.

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This painting by numbers is part of a collection of 16 oil paintings titled Dogs playing Poker, completed in 1894 by Cassius Marcellus Coolidge. The title of this particular one is A friend in Need.

The collection was commissioned by an advertising company, Brown & Bigelow, to sell cigars. All the paintings in the series feature humanized dogs, playing poker, and carrying out activities familiar to the American working class, and thus has become a piece engraved in American pop culture.

All our Canvas by Numbers painting kits include the following:

Finely woven cotton blend canvas.

Pre-mixed acrylic-based paint set.

3x artist paint brushes.

Hanging kit for framed kits.

Color print & palette chart

Reference sheet of the canvas.

Getting Started quick guide.

Pick your favorite format:

No Frame: rolled canvas in a protective tube.

DIY Frame: includes an easy-to-mount frame. View the video in step 5 of our paint by numbers guide.

Pre-stretched on Frame: the canvas is already stretched over a pine wood frame. Ready to paint & hang!

Please note we use the original artwork image for display. We'll send you the paint by numbers conversion of the image. Thank you!

📦 Preparation time: ships same day or the next business day (excluding weekends).
🚀 Shipping time: 2-6 business days (standard) or 1-2 business days (expedited).

FREE standard shipping on orders over $60.
- You will receive your order's tracking number via email.

FedEx expedited is available at checkout.

🖼 Framed kits and sizes above 16x20" are made to order and shipped directly from our factory overseas since they require special care. These are typically delivered in 7-15 business days (US). Any non-US orders will also ship from our overseas factory fully tracked. Shipping times for standard and expedited below (in business days):


🇨🇦 Canada: 10-15 business days or 3-7 expedited.

🇦🇺 Australia: 10-15 business days or 3-7 expedited.

🇬🇧 United Kingdom: 7-15 business days or 3-7 expedited.

🇪🇺 EU & Other Countries: 10-20 business days or 5-10 expedited.

There are tons of paint by numbers stores. Most of them source their kits from cheap manufacturers that sell them in places such as Aliexpress or Wish. What sets us apart?

We design our kits in-house as a private label product. You won't be able to buy our kits anywhere else. You might find the same image, but it won't be the same quality.

Canvas by Numbers Best Paint by Numbers_1✔️ No more eye strain. Colored and clear canvases. Stay away from cheap prints!

Canvas by Numbers Best Paint by Numbers_2✔️ No more creases & wasting time ironing the canvas. We shipped all our canvases rolled in a hard tube, never folded.

Canvas by Numbers Best Paint by Numbers_3✔️ Paints storage box provided. Tidy and organized. Did we mention that our kits go up to 28 colors?

Canvas by Numbers Best Paint by Numbers_4✔️ Gorgeous packaging. Which one would you give as a gift?

Enhance Your Painting Experience

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  • Extra Fine Detail Weasel Hair Brushes


  • Artist Glove for Painting


Indulge in the pleasure of painting with our all-inclusive CBN Kit, designed to offer you a seamless and enjoyable art experience. Relax and focus on enjoying your new masterpiece!

  • Premium blend colored canvas

  • Premixed acrylic paints set

  • Set of brushes of assorted sizes

  • Reference sheet included

  • Pre-stretched canvas option

  • Easy getting started guide

Customer Reviews

Based on 17 reviews
Karen Withrow (Forrest City, US)
Poker Dogs

Loved every minute of this one! So much fun to see how each dog turned out and my grown son loved his birthday present!

David Ciolino (Salinas, US)
"A Friend in Need" - Review and Suggestions for Kit

The Painting was fun to do and has received great comments from friends and family. The paper template back up was too light and it the numbers were faded. Need to darken up the template. Since the printed canvas template has so many small detailed areas I would include a 10/0 liner and 18/0 spotter and replace one of other brushes with 3/0 or 5/0 spotter. It would make it much easer to fill in the smaller detail areas. I purchased these size brushes to complete this kit. Also, due to higher density of acrylic paints it helped to wet my brush before applying paint to the canvas. I found it coverd the crevassed canvas better than with a dry brush.

Erich Hackel (London, CA)
Dogs Playing Cards

I really enjoyed completing this paint-by-number especially during our Covid Lockdown. Your kit was excellent and well presented. I have now received the other kit "Dogs Playing Pool".

Lynn Jamison (Maineville, US)

Completed it looks great. Loved that they give you number print to help with numbers. Had trouble figuring the numbering a lot of tiny numbers in a few areas and still couldn’t read them on the printout even with magnifying glass. I had to rework dog eyes several times to get them decent. I used my own different red for my light shade.

Diego Gal (Playa del Rey, US)
Great Past Time

This is my second quarantine paint by number. The first I bought from an entirely different company and I can definitely say this one is MUCH better quality. The canvas is smoother, making it easier to paint on, especially in the teeny tiny spaces. The paint is the perfect thickness, no need to water down. I also like that the canvas printing is in a light red (as opposed to black), as the red is easier to cover with the lighter colors. Customer service is great too. One of my paint pots arrived dried into a completely solid brick and they sent me a replacement right away. I bought the DIY wood frame which was easy to attach, however, I found it difficult to paint while it was mounted so I uninstalled it and will remount it after it's completed. Verdict: I would buy from this company again. Attached is my painting about 80% done.

Angela Wesker (Sydney, AU)
A Friend in Need - Looks fantasic

So impressed with the way our painting has turned out.. well its almost finished, Ordered this during lock down and although it took a little while to come (due to covid) worth the wait. Have been doing this with my 14 year old son and has been so easy. Colours were a little different from the pictured post, however clearly identifies the image well. Cant wait to start the next one... an enjoyable way to pass the time!

Michael Mendick (New Haven, US)
Dogs at Cards

Wife purchased a set for the family as an activity for stay at home, quarantine time. Came with everything needed and was a great way to disconnect and destress! Looking forwarding to the next one. The picture was not exactly the same page, but conveys the same gist.

Fran Lisica (Glen Burnie, US)
Poker Dogs

Still working on this.

A Friend in Need-USA Paint by Numbers-16"x20" (40x50cm) No Frame-Canvas by Numbers US

A Friend in Need


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