The moving painting (きれいなめいが, kireinameiga?, beautiful 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 1482 work The Birth of Venus by Italian painter Sandro Botticelli.

This painting depicts the birth of Venus, the Roman Goddess of beauty and love. Blown to the shore by Zephyrus, Venus is greeted by one of the Horae, a Goddess of the Seasons, who gives her a flowered cloak.

Painting information

Item Name Buy Price Sell Price Available From
Moving painting (New Leaf) & (City Folk) 3,920
490 Crazy Redd
Tom Nook
Moving 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 Birth of Venus
Sandro Botticelli, circa 1485
Tempura on canvas

A painting of the Roman goddess Venus riding a scallop shell after being born in the ocean. The name Botticelli is said to actually be a nickname given to the artist's brother, who was built like a barrel. Why this nickname was transferred between siblings is a mystery lost to the ages.

  • 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 Leaf

The fake painting includes a shell facing downward, whereas in the real painting, it is upward.
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New Horizons

The fake painting lacks the trees behind the Hora of Spring (the woman on the right).
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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 coin. It adds 33 pieces of artworks and 22 forgeries to your collection.

Further Information

Main article: The Birth of Venus on Wikipedia

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