|Availability|| Tom Nook's Store,|
Gifts from Villagers
|Appearance(s)|| Animal Forest,|
Dōbutsu no Mori e+,
Animal Crossing: Wild World,
Animal Crossing: City Folk,
Animal Crossing: New Leaf
Paintings in the series are copies of renowned paintings in the real world, such as Da Vinci's Mona Lisa, or Klimt's The Kiss. They do not share the same name, however, and so are given an adjective to describe them, followed by the word 'painting'. Such examples are the 'Worthy Painting', 'Flowery Painting', and the 'Common Painting'.
Paintings are decorative items which may be donated to the museum by talking to the curator, Blathers, who will authenticate them before accepting them. All paintings will be accepted unless they are already on display, or are forged. Accepted paintings are added to the gallery in the museum with a corresponding title and name of the Player who donated it.
Forged paintings are not displayed, in keeping with the museum's wish for high quality exhibits, and are handed back to the Player. Paintings may also be placed in Player's house, upon which they are placed on an easel or on the wall, as of Animal Crossing: New Leaf.
Forged Paintings can be sold for 10 bells. In Animal Crossing: Wild World, players may exchange a forged painting for 100 Bells upon signing up for a certain kind of insurance. In Animal Crossing: New Leaf forged paintings cannot be sold and will instead have to be disposed of at Re-Tail at the cost of 100 Bells, or in a garbage can.
Paintings can be obtained from a variety of different ways throughout the series. In all of the games, the best possible way to obtain them is through Crazy Redd's or through Tom Nook's Store or one of the Nookling Stores (in New Leaf).
In Animal Crossing
In Animal Crossing, the player can only obtain painting by going to Crazy Redd's, a black market operated by Redd containing forged and authentic paintings, or Tom Nook's Store, which always stocks authentic paintings.
There are 16 paintings in total.
|Item Name||Available From||Buy Price|
|Famous Painting|| 3,920|
| Crazy Redd's|
Tom Nook's Store
|Lovely Painting||3,920||Crazy Redd's|
|Basic Painting||3,920||Crazy Redd's|
|Moving Painting||3,920||Crazy Redd's|
|Flowery Painting||3,920||Crazy Redd's|
|Common Painting|| 3,920|
| Crazy Redd's|
Tom Nook's Store
|Quaint Painting||3,920||Crazy Redd's|
|Dainty Painting||3,920||Crazy Redd's|
|Amazing Painting||3,920||Crazy Redd's|
|Strange Painting||1,960||Tom Nook's Store|
|Rare Painting||1,960||Tom Nook's Store|
|Warm Painting||1,960||Tom Nook's Store|
|Perfect Painting||1,960||Tom Nook's Store|
|Fine Painting||1,960||Tom Nook's Store|
|Worthy Painting||1,960||Tom Nook's Store|
|Classic Painting||1,960||Tom Nook's Store|
In Animal Crossing: Wild World
In Animal Crossing: Wild World, there are 22 paintings in total. In the game, Insurance was introduced and available by talking to Lyle. When the player is sold a forgery (and authenticated by Blathers), the player can talk to Lyle the following week and exchange it for 100 Bells, instead of the 10 Bells at Tom Nook's store.
|Item Name||Original Painting||Artist||Buy Price||Sell Price||Available From||Color||Genres|
|Amazing Painting||Night Watch||Rembrandt Harmenszoon van Rijn||3,920 (1,960)||490||Crazy Redd's||Black/Brown||Old School/Chic|
|Basic Painting||The Blue Boy||Thomas Gainsborough||3,920 (1,960)||490||Crazy Redd's||Blue/Brown||Old School/Chic|
|Calm Painting||A Sunday on La Grande Jette||Georges Seurat||3,920 (1,960)||490||Crazy Redd's||Colorful/Brown||Old School/Chic|
|Common Painting||The Gleaners||Jean-Francois Millet||3,920 (1,960)||490||Crazy Redd's||Yellow/Brown||Old School/Chic|
|Dainty Painting||The Star (Dancer on Stage)||Edgar Degas||3,920 (1,960)||490||Crazy Redd's||Black/Brown||Old School/Chic|
|Famous Painting||Mona Lisa||Leonardo Da Vinci||1,960||490||Spotlight item||Brown (x2)||Old School/Chic|
|Fine Painting||Joyeusete (Arearea)||Paul Gauguin||1,960||490||Spotlight item||Colorful/Brown||Old School/Chic|
|Flowery Painting||Sunflowers||Vincent van Gogh||3,920 (1,960)||490||Crazy Redd's||Yellow/Brown||Old School/Chic|
|Lovely Painting||Portrait of Irene Cahen of Antwerp||Pierre August Renoir||3,920 (1,960)||490||Crazy Redd's||Orange/Brown||Old School/Chic|
|Moving Painting||The Birth of Venus||Sandro Botticelli||3,920 (1,960)||490||Crazy Redd's||White/Brown||Old School/Chic|
|Nice Painting||Young Flautist||Edouard Manet||3,920 (1,960)||490||Crazy Redd's||Red/Brown||Old School/Chic|
|Opulent Painting||The Zodiac||Alphonse Mucha||3,920 (1,960)||490||Crazy Redd's||Colorful/Brown||Old School/Chic|
|Perfect Painting||Still Life with Apples and Oranges||Paul Cezanne||3,920 (1,960)||490||Crazy Redd's||White/Brown||Old School/Chic|
|Quaint Painting||The Kitchen Maid||Jan Vermeer||3,920 (1,960)||490||Crazy Redd's||White/Brown||Old School/Chic|
|Rare Painting||The Kiss||Gustav Klimt||3,920 (1,960)||490||Crazy Redd's||Yellow/Brown||Old School/Chic|
|Scary Painting||Actor Otani Oniji III as the Yakko Edobei||Toshusai Sharaku||3,920 (1,960)||490||Crazy Redd's||Gray/Brown||Old School/Chic|
|Solemn Painting||Las Meninas||Diego Velazquez||3,920 (1,960)||490||Crazy Redd's||Black/Brown||Old School/Chic|
|Strange Painting||Ambassadeurs: Aristide Bruant||Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec||3,920 (1,960)||490||Crazy Redd's||White/Brown||Old School/Chic|
|Warm Painting||La Maja Vestida||Francisco de Goya||3,920 (1,960)||490||Crazy Redd's||Black/Brown||Old School/Chic|
|Worthy Painting||Liberty Leading the People||Eugene Delacroix||3,920 (1,960)||490||Crazy Redd's||White/Brown||Old School/Chic|
|Forged Painting||-||-||3,920 (1,960)||10||Crazy Redd's||-||-|
In Animal Crossing: City Folk
There are 23 paintings available in Animal Crossing: City Folk. Insurance was omitted from the game.
In the game instruction manual, a list can be found on page 42 entitled 'Real-world names and credits for artworks used'.
|Item Name||Original Painting||Artist||Buy Price||Sell Price||Available From||Color||Genres||Size (sq)|
|Amazing Painting||Night Watch||Rembrandt Harmenszoon van Rijn||3,920||490||Crazy Redd's||Black/Brown||Retro/Dignified||1|
|Basic Painting||The Blue Boy||Thomas Gainsborough||1,960||490||Spotlight item||Blue/Brown||Retro/Dignified||1|
|Calm Painting||A Sunday on La Grande Jette||Georges Seurat||3,920||490||Crazy Redd's||Colorful/Brown||Retro/Dignified||1|
|Common Painting||The Gleaners||Jean-Francois Millet||1,960||490||Spotlight item||Yellow/Brown||Retro/Dignified||1|
|Dynamic Painting||The Great Wave off Kanagawa||Katsushika Hokusai||3,920||490||Crazy Redd's||Black/Brown||Retro/Dignified||1|
|Famous Painting||Mona Lisa||Leonardo Da Vinci||3,920||490||Crazy Redd's||Brown (x2)||Retro/Dignified||1|
|Fine Painting||Joyeusete (Arearea)||Paul Gauguin||3,920||490||Crazy Redd's||Colorful/Brown||Retro/Dignified||1|
|Flowery Painting||Sunflowers||Vincent van Gogh||3,920||490||Crazy Redd's||Yellow/Brown||Retro/Dignified||1|
|Forged Painting||-||-||3,920||10||Crazy Redd's||-||-||1|
|Jolly Painting||Summer||Giuseppe Arcimboldo||3,920||490||Crazy Redd's||Yellow/Brown||Retro/Dignified||1|
|Moody Painting||The Sower||Jean-Francois Millet||3,920||490||Crazy Redd's||Colorful/Brown||Retro/Dignified||1|
|Moving Painting||The Birth of Venus||Sandro Botticelli||3,920||490||Crazy Redd's||White/Brown||Retro/Dignified||1|
|Nice Painting||Young Flautist||Edouard Manet||3,920||490||Crazy Redd's||Red/Brown||Retro/Dignified||1|
|Perfect Painting||Still Life with Apples and Oranges||Paul Cezanne||3,920||490||Crazy Redd's||White/Brown||Retro/Dignified||1|
|Proper Painting||A Bar at the Folies-Bergere||Edouard Manet||3,920||490||Crazy Redd's||Orange/Brown||Retro/Dignified||1|
|Quaint Painting||The Kitchen Maid||Jan Vermeer||3,920||490||Crazy Redd's||White/Brown||Retro/Dignified||1|
|Scary Painting||Actor Otani Oniji III as the Yakko Edobei||Toshusai Sharaku||3,920||490||Crazy Redd's||Gray/Brown||Retro/Dignified||1|
|Scenic Painting||The Hunters in the Snow||Pieter Bruegel the Elder||3,920||490||Crazy Redd's||Colorful/Brown||Retro/Dignified||1|
|Serene Painting||Lady with an Ermine||Leonardo da Vinci||3,920||490||Crazy Redd's||Colorful/Brown||Retro/Dignified||1|
|Solemn Painting||Las Meninas||Diego Velazquez||3,920||490||Crazy Redd's||Black/Brown||Retro/Dignified||1|
|Strange Painting||Ambassadeurs: Aristide Bruant||Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec||3,920||490||Crazy Redd's||Black/Brown||Retro/Dignified||1|
|Warm Painting||La Maja Vestida||Francisco de Goya||3,920||490||Crazy Redd's||Black/Brown||Retro/Dignified||1|
|Wistful Painting||Girl with a Pearl Earring||Johannes Vermeer||3,920||490||Crazy Redd's||Colorful/Brown||Retro/Dignified||1|
|Worthy Painting||Liberty Leading the People||Eugene Delacroix||3,920||490||Crazy Redd's||Black/Brown||Retro/Dignified||1|
In Animal Crossing: New Leaf
In Animal Crossing: New Leaf, 26 paintings can be obtained. In the game, the ability to identify fakes before sale was added, with forged paintings showing distinct differences to their real, authentic versions, using the new swivel camera function.
All paintings can be purchased from Crazy Redd's for 3,920 bells and sold for 490 bells. Villagers also give out paintings as presents, particularly smug villagers. However, there is no way to authenticate until after the sale.
|Item Name||Original Painting||Artist||Genuine||Fake|
|Amazing Painting||The Night Watch||Rembrandt Van Rijn||Man in white is on the right||Man in white is on the left|
|Basic Painting||The Blue Boy||Thomas Gainsborough||One arm is bent||Both arms are bent at his sides|
|Calm Painting||A Sunday on La Grande Jatte||Georges Seurat||Always genuine||No fake|
|Common Painting||The Gleaners||Jean-Francois Millet||Always genuine||No fake|
|Dynamic Painting||The Great Wave off Kanagawa||Katsushika Hokusai||Mt Fuji is small||Mt Fuji is large and takes up most of space under the wave|
|Famous Painting||Mona Lisa||Leonardo Da Vinci||Fingers point to bottom right of picture||Fingers pointing to bottom left of picture|
|Fine Painting||Joyeusete (Arearea)||Paul Gauguin||Always genuine||No fake|
|Flowery Painting||Sunflowers||Vincent van Gogh||Always genuine||No fake|
|Graceful Painting||Beauty Looking Back||Hishikawa Moronobu||Looking to the right||Looking to the left|
|Jolly Painting||Summer||Giuseppe Arcimboldo||Nose is made of green vegetable||Nose is made of carrot and has leaves hanging out|
|Moody Painting||The Sower||Jean-Francois Millet||Always genuine||No fake|
|Moving Painting||The Birth of Venus||Sandro Botticelli||Shell is right way up||Upside-down shell|
|Neutral Painting||Basket of Fruit||Caravaggio||No insect made holes on the big green leaf||Big green leaf has a hole from being eaten by insects|
|Nice Painting||Young Flautist||Edouard Manet||Always genuine||
|Perfect Painting||Still Life with Apples and Oranges||Paul Cezanne||Always genuine||No fake|
|Proper Painting||A Bar at the Folies-Bergere||Edouard Manet||Always genuine||No fake|
|Quaint Painting||The Kitchen Maid||Jan Vermeer||Wearing a white hat||Not wearing a hat|
|Scary Painting||Actor Otani Oniji III as the Yakko Edobei||Toshusai Sharaku||All fingers sticking out||Only one finger on each hand pointing out|
|Scenic Painting||The Hunters in the Snow||Pieter Bruegel the Elder||Always genuine||No fake|
|Serene Painting||Lady with an Ermine||Leonardo da Vinci||Holding a skinny white ermine||Holding a fluffy white cat|
|Solemn Painting||Las Meninas||Diego Velazquez||Both girls are about the same height||Blonde girl is twice as tall as girl to the left|
|Strange Painting||Ambassadeurs: Aristide Bruant||Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec||Light colored pane is on the left||Light colored pane is on the right|
|Warm Painting||La Maja Vestida||Francisco de Goya||Always genuine||No fake|
|Wild Painting||Wind God and Thunder God||Tawaraya Sotatsu||White God on left side||White God on right side|
|Wistful Painting||Girl with a Pearl Earring||Johannes Vermeer||Head cover is blue||Head cover is yellow|
|Worthy Painting||Liberty Leading the People||Eugene Delacroix||Always genuine||No fake|
- If a painting is authentic but already on display in the museum, Blathers will wonder how there are two authentic paintings.
- It is possible to use Crazy Redd's forged paintings to obtain the real painting. Simply buy the painting and drop it on the floor outside Redd's stall. After this, the player can buy it from the catalog at Tom Nook's store, unless it is brought to Blathers or Tom Nook.
- If a villager mentions having bought a fake painting, it means that the painting currently in stock at Crazy Redd's is a fake.