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The academic painting is a piece of artwork available in New Horizons. It can be bought from Jolly Redd's Treasure Trawler and donated to the museum. As it is sold by Redd, the player should keep in mind that they may be purchasing a forgery. The academic painting is based on the Vitruvian Man, made by Leonardo da Vinci in about 1490. It is accompanied by notes based on the work of the Roman architect Vitruvius. Despite being referred to as a painting in the game, it is not actually a painting, rather it is actually a drawing.

Painting information

Item Name Buy Price Sell Price Available From
Academic painting (New Horizons) 4,980 Bells 1,245 Bells Jolly Redd's Treasure Trawler

Donation to the museum

After donating it to the museum, a label will display the following:

Vitruvian Man
Leonardo da Vinci, circa 1487
Pen and ink on paper

This drawing is based on the "ideal" human-body ratio, as stated in "De architectura." "De architecture" was a treatise by Vitruvius, and architect from the early 1st century BCE.


In New Horizons

The forged item has a coffee stain on the upper right hand corner

Further Information

Main article: Vitruvian Man on Wikipedia

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