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The graceful painting (しなやかなめいが, sinayaganameiga?, lithe masterpiece) is a painting introduced in New Leaf 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. It is a copy of Hishikawa Moronobu's color on silk ukiyo-e print. The painting depicts a woman looking backward.

Hishikawa Moronobu created this piece in the seventeenth-century Edo Period. It was painted on silk and is currently being displayed in Tokyo's National Museum.

Painting information

Item Name Buy Price Sell Price Available From
Graceful painting (New Leaf) & (City Folk) 3,920
1,960
490 Crazy Redd
Tom Nook
Graceful painting (New Horizons) 4,980 BellCoin 1,245 BellCoin 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:

Beauty Looking Back
Hishikawa Moronobu, 17th century
Color on silk

A hand-painted piece by Hishikawa Moronobu, an artist known for popularizing the ukiyo-e style. This stirring painting depicts a fashionable woman glancing back over her shoulder.

  • 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.

Authenticity

In New Leaf

If the woman is looking to the left then the painting is fake. But if the women is looking to the right, then its genuine
Forgery
Genuine
Graceful Painting (forgeries)
Graceful Painting (Real)

In New Horizons

If the woman is taking up most of the space, its fake. But if the women is taking up half the painting, its genuine
Forgery
Genuine
Animal-crossing-new-horizons-guide-redd-graceful-painting-texture-fake
Animal-crossing-new-horizons-guide-redd-graceful-painting-texture-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 the "Art Collection" lesson with 1 play coins. It adds 33 pieces of artwork and 22 forgeries to your collection.

Further Information

Main article: Hishikawa Moronobu on Wikipedia


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