Full List Of Real And Fake Paintings In Animal Crossing New Horizons

Figuring out which painting from Jolly Redd is real or a fake is easy. All you have to do is to be aware of key details for each painting. In this guide, we’ll show you a list of real and fake paintings in Animal Crossing New Horizons.

List of paintings that are always real in Animal Crossing New Horizons

There are many paintings that you can buy safely in Animal Crossing. We are not aware of any fake copies of these items so go ahead and buy them if you want:

  • Calm Painting
  • Dynamic Painting
  • Flowery Painting
  • Glowing Painting
  • Moody Painting
  • Mysterious Painting
  • Nice Painting
  • Perfect Painting
  • Proper Painting
  • Sinking Painting
  • Twinkling Painting
  • Warm Painting
  • Worthy Painting

List of paintings with fake copies in Animal Crossing New Horizons

The things below is the complete list of paintings with known fake versions so be extra careful when shopping around. The real pictures of each painting is provided below to help you judge between a fake and a real one.

Serene Painting: Lady With An Ermine by Leonardo Da Vinci

The real painting should have an all-white ermine. The fake one has gray and white.


Academic Painting: Vitruvian Man by Leonardo Da Vinci

If there is a coffee stain in the top right corner, it is fake. If there is no stain, it is genuine. The forgery has a key taped to the back of the canvas.

Famous Painting: Mona Lisa, by Leonardo Da Vinci

This is one of the easiest to spot. The real Mona Lisa painting has leveled eyebrows while the fake one has raised eyebrows.

Wistful Painting: The Girl With a Pearl Earring by Johannes Vermeer

Just look at the painting title and you’ll easily notice the fake one. The real painting has a girl sporting a pearl earring while the fake one has a star-shaped one.

Graceful Painting: Beauty Looking Back by Hishikawa Moronobu

The real painting should have these 3 characteristics:

  • Woman is looking to the right
  • Painting has a smaller figure
  • There’s a white tag on the woman’s shoulder.

Fake versions in the game sometimes shows a bigger figure, occupying almost the frame. In some sightings, the woman is also looking to the left. Other players say they have this painting and it’s almost real but there’s no white tag on the shoulder. 

If any of the characteristics is missing, you bet you got yourself a fake one.

Jolly Painting: Summer by Giuseppe Arcimboldo

The real Summer painting should have a flower-like stalk coming out of the chest. If your painting does not have this stalk, you have a fake one.

Moving Painting: The Birth of Venus by Sandro Botticelli

The real painting should have a group of trees at the right side. If there are no bunch of trees in your painting, that’s a fake.

Quaint Painting: The Milkmaid by Johannes Vermeer

The real one should show a woman pouring visible large amount of milk. For the fake one, it’s only a trickle.

Scary Painting: Portrait of Ōtani Oniji III as Yakko Edobe by Toshusai Sharaku

The real Scary painting should show arched down eyebrows. In the fake version, the eyebrows are arched up, which is not scary at all.

Wild Painting, Left Half: Wind and Thunder God by Ogata Korin

The real version should show a white-skinned deity while the fake one has green skin.

Wild Painting, Right Half—Wind and Thunder God by Ogata Korin

The deity should have green skin while the fake one shows a white-skinned deity.

Basic Painting: The Blue Boy by Thomas Gainsborough

It’s all about hair in this one. In the real painting, the forehead has a partial bangs. If the forehead is covered entirely by bangs, it’s a fake.

Amazing Painting: The Night Watch by Remdrandt

A forged Night Watch painting in Animal Crossing New Horizons features a man in the middle without a hat. In the original painting, the man with a red sash in the middle should have a black hat.

Solemn Painting: Las Meninas by Diego Valasquez

This is a difficult one to catch. First off, check the man in a frame in the middle of the scene. In the real painting, the arm of the man should be almost straight while in the fake one, it’s a lot steeper at about 45 degrees.

Detailed Painting—Ajisai Soekeizu by Ito Jakauchu

It’s easy to spot a forgery In this painting. In a real one, the flowers on the tree should be blue. If you have purple flowers, you have a fake painting.

Scenic Painting—The Hunters in the Snow by Brueghel the Edler

In this painting, you’ll need to check the lower left hand part where the dogs and hunters are. In the real painting, there should be two hunters and several dogs with them as seen in the picture below.. In the fake painting, there will be a missing hunter and there will be fewer dogs.

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