The sinking painting is a painting that can be bought in New Horizons. The painting can be donated to the museum and be added to the art gallery. This painting can be bought from Jolly Redd's Treasure Trawler. It has no forgery and is always genuine. It is based on the real-world painting Ophelia by Sir John Everett Millais. While the real-world painting has white flowers, Blathers will accept the in-game version with pink flowers as genuine.

Painting information

Item Name Buy Price Sell Price Available From
Sinking 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:

John Everett Millais, 1852
Oil on canvas

Ophelia is a tragic figure in the Shakespearean play "Hamlet." There is an otherworldly expression on her face as she lies unconscious in a river. She is surrounded by the beauty of nature as she floats between life and death.

It is displayed on the green wall on the right side of the artwork exhibit.

  • 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: Ophelia (painting) on Wikipedia'Ophelia was painted by Sir John Everett Millais and was completed between 1851 and 1852. It is an oil on canvas. It depicts Ophelia from Shakespeare's Hamlet floating in a river, just before she drowns. Although it received mixed feedback when it was first exhibited, it has become one of the most important works of the nineteenth century. It is currently in the collection of Tate Britain in London.

In other languages

Sinking painting
Language Name
Japan Japanese '
France French
Spain Spanish
Germany German Versinkgemälde
Italy Italian Quadro acquatico
The Netherlands Dutch Tragisch schilderij
Portugal Portuguese
Russia Russian Речная картина Rechnaya kartina
China Chinese '
South Korea Korean '

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