The famous painting (ゆうめいなめいが, yuumeinameiga?, famous masterpiece) is a painting that can be bought in all games in the Animal Crossing series and 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. Despite being available at Crazy Redd's in both Animal Crossing and City Folk, it is a spotlight product in Wild World, and is therefore considerably cheaper. The painting is a copy of Leonardo da Vinci's Mona Lisa.

The Mona Lisa was painted by Leonardo da Vinci in the sixteenth-century in oil on a poplar panel. This painting was started in 1503 when the Italian Renaissance occurred. In 1517, Mona Lisa was completed. It portrays a half-length woman whom is often described as ambiguous. Some speculate that the woman in the painting is actually Leonardo da Vinci as how he envisioned himself as a woman. It is one of the most famous and well-known paintings. It is valued at around $700 million which makes it the most valuable and famous painting in history.

Painting information

Item Name Buy Price Sell Price Available From
Famous Painting (New Leaf) & (City Folk) 3,920 490 Crazy Redd
Tom Nook
Famous 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 museum label will give a description of the painting. In New Horizons, the museum label reads:

Mona Lisa
Leonardo da Vinci, circa 1503
Oil on poplar

The world's most famous smile. It's said that da Vinci kept this painting for himself until the very end...Given its power to beguile visitors all these years later, it's easy to see why.

  • 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.


In New Leaf

The hand position in the forged painting is left over right, while in the genuine it is right over left in New Leaf.
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New Horizons

She has fake eyebrows in her forgery in New Horizons.
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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: Mona Lisa on Wikipedia

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