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The mysterious painting (なぞめいためいが, nazomeitameiga?, unknown) is a painting that can be bought in New Horizons. It is a copy of the third version of Arnold Böcklin's Isle of the Dead, painted in 1883.

The painting can be donated to the museum to add to the art gallery. Unlike most paintings bought from Jolly Redd's Treasure Trawler, this painting has no forgery.

Painting information[]

Item Name Buy Price Sell Price Available From
Mysterious 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 description in the museum reads:

Isle of the Dead
Arnold Böcklin
Oil on wood

A small boat carrying a corpse glides quietly over a still sea to an island of graves surrounded by cliffs. The air of this piece by symbolist painter Böcklin is chilling, but also somehow calm. Böcklin worked here to capture not what he could see, but some of humanity's inner contemplations.

  • 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[]

This painting is always genuine.

Further Information[]

Main article: Isle of the Dead (painting) on Wikipedia