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The amazing painting (すごいめいが, sugoimeiga?, amazing masterpiece) is one of the pieces of artwork available in the Animal Crossing series games and can be collected by Happy Home Handbook in Happy Home Designer. In New Horizons, the painting can be donated to the museum and be added to the art gallery. As this painting can be bought from Jolly Redd's Treasure Trawler, players should keep in mind that they may be purchasing a forgery. This piece is based on the 1642 work The 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.

The Night Watch was painted roughly around 1640-1642 and is considered one of Rembrandt's greatest works. The varnish hides Rembrandt's usage 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.

Painting information

Item Name Buy Price Sell Price Available From
Amazing painting (New Leaf) & (City Folk) 3,920 BellCoin 490 BellCoin Crazy Redd
Tom Nook
Amazing painting (New Horizons) 4,980 BellCoin 1,245 BellCoin Jolly Redd's Treasure Trawler
  • Note: Prior to New Leaf, paintings did not have visual differences between forged and genuine versions. Therefore, paintings given to Blathers were fake or authentic at random.

Donation to the museum

After donating it to the museum, a museum label will give a description of the painting. In New Horizons, the museum label reads:

The Night Watch
Artist: Rembrandt van Rijn
Made in 1642

A painting of a city militia that was found, after restoration of the work, to take place in the daylight.

Authenticity

In New Leaf

The man in black and red is standing on the right in the fake painting, while the genuine painting has him standing on the left.
Forgery
Genuine
Amazingfakepaint
Amazingrealpaint

New Horizons

The man in black and red is not wearing a hat in the fake painting, while he is in the genuine painting.
Forgery
Genuine
AmazingfakepaintingNH
NH-Amazing-Painting-Real

In Happy Home Designer

After Day 9 in game, go to the saving place and sit down at your desk. Pick the "Study the handbook" option, you can complete "Art Collection" lesson with 1 play coins. It adds 33 pieces of artworks and 22 forgeries to your collection.

Further Information

Main article: The Night Watch on Wikipedia


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