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The moody painting is a copy of Millet's painting The Sower. It is available in City Folk, New Leaf, and New Horizons, 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. The painting can be bought from Jolly Redd's Treasure Trawler. It has no forgery and is always genuine. It is the second of Millet's paintings to be featured, the other being the Common painting.

Painting information

Item Name Buy Price Sell Price Available From
Moody painting (New Leaf) & (City Folk) Moodypaintingcf.pngMoody painting.png 3,920
490 Crazy Redd
Tom Nook
Moody 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:

The Sower
Jean-François Millet, circa 1850
Oil on canvas

Millet painted this piece of a farmer sowing wheat seeds in a field after moving to the countryside from Paris. If the piece reminds you of Van Gogh, that's likely because Van Gogh himself was inspired by it!

The painting is displayed in the bottom right corner of the museum.

  • 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.


New Horizons

The painting is always genuine and has no forgery.

Further information

Main article: The Sower (Millet) on Wikipedia

A pioneering work of Realism, this oil painting, completed in 1850, shows a glum-looking peasant sowing seeds in a field. This image of poverty enraged the upper classes of France at the time, who criticized his work for showing how workers struggled- many paintings at this time expressed an idyllic middle-class life, full of color and warmth. The Sower is now on display in the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, Massachusetts.

In other languages

Moody painting
Language Name
Japan Japanese ちからづよいめいが Chikarazuyoimeiga
France French Toile puissante
Spain Spanish Retrato joven
Germany German Kraftgemälde
Italy Italian Quadro possente
The Netherlands Dutch
Russia Russian Энергичная картина Energichnaya kartina
China Chinese '
South Korea Korean 힘찬 명화 Himchan myeonghwa