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Amazing Painting
The Nightwatch
Real name The Militia Company of Captain Frans Banning Cocq and Lieutenant Willem van Ruytenburgh (Night Watch)
Artist Rembrandt Harmeszoon van Rijn
Appearances Animal Crossing,
Animal Crossing: Wild World,
Animal Crossing: City Folk,
Animal Crossing: New Leaf
Regional names Flag of France small Toile incroyable
Flag of Spain Cuadro holandés

The Amazing Painting is one of the pieces of artwork available in the Animal Crossing series games. This piece is based on the 1642 work Night Watch (De Nachtwacht) by Dutch painter Rembrandt Harmenszoon van Rijn. Since the Amazing Painting is only available at Crazy Redd's, one should be wary of forgeries.

Painting Information

Animal Crossing, Wild World, & City Folk
Item Name Buy Price Sell Price Available From
Amazing Painting 3,920* 490 Crazy Redd's

*3,920 reflects the price Redd charges for the painting. The actual buy price (if purchased through your catalog) is 1,960 bells.

Further Information

The Militia Company of Captain Frans Banning Cocq (and Lieutenant Willem van Ruytenburgh) was painted roughly around 1640-1642, and is considered one of Rembrandt's greatest works, Often known under the name Night Watch, the name itself is incorrect as the painting's darkened (more so that it originally was ) appearance is been due to the accumulated layers of varnish which gives it its look. Unfortunately, the varnish hides Rembrandt's useage of various colors which have now resulted in an earthy tone. However, the painting retains its usage of chiaroscuro (a method which manipulates the light and dark colors for an added depth), resulting in the dynamic focus of three subjects: the captain, the lieutenant, and the little girl.


The fake painting has the white musketeer standing on the left of the man in black, while the real painting has him standing on the right.


A forged Amazing Painting.

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