Animal Crossing Wiki

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) Graceful painting 3,920
490 Crazy Redd
Tom Nook
Graceful 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:

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.


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 it's genuine
Graceful Painting (Real)

In New Horizons[]

If the woman is taking up most of the space, it's fake. But if the woman is taking up half the painting, it's genuine

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

In other languages[]

graceful painting
Language Name Translation
Japan Japanese しなやかなめいが sinayaganameiga, lithe masterpiece -
France French toile gracieuse -
Spain Spanish retrato oriental -
Germany German anmutsgemälde -
Italy Italian quadro armonioso -
South Korea Korean 절제된 명화 -