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The nice painting (いいめいが, iimeiga?, nice masterpiece) is a painting that can be bought in Wild World, City Folk, New Leaf and can be collected by Happy Home Handbook in Happy Home Designer. It can be donated to the museum for addition to the art gallery. As this painting can be bought from Crazy Redd's in some games, players should bear in mind that they may be purchasing a counterfeit. However, in New Leaf this painting is always genuine. 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. It has no forgery and is always genuine.

The Fifer is also known as "Young Flautist". It was painted in 1866 by Édouard Manet. It is currently on show in Musée d’Orsay in Paris. It features Manet's muse Victorine Meurent playing the flute. Although thought as a boy at first glance, Victorine is actually an androgynous girl in this painting. Her features have been merged with those of her prepubescent son to give this effect.

Painting information

Item Name Buy Price Sell Price Available From
Nice painting (New Leaf) & (City Folk) 3,920
1,960
490 Crazy Redd
Tom Nook
Nice 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:

The Fifer
Édouard Manet, 1866
Oil on canvas

One of Manet's earlier works, this painting depicts a young flautist dressed in military uniform. Manet's works are notable for their lack of linear perspective and strong color contrast. These attributes led some to call him "The Father of Impressionism" and make comparisons to Vélazquez. Fun fact-flautists can determine what note the boy is playing just by studying the painting closely.

  • 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

New Horizons

This artwork is always genuine.
Forgery
Genuine
Nia
NH-Nice painting

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 coins. It adds 33 pieces of artworks and 22 forgeries to your collection.

Further Information

Main article: The Fifer on Wikipedia


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