Animal Crossing New Horizons Redd's art guide

Here's what Redd's art is based on and how to identify the fakes.

This year's Animal Crossing: New Horizons has brought back the series resident rascal, Jolly Redd, back to sell his wares on your island. His boat is stocked with standard furniture and art pieces, both real and fake. The real ones can be donated to Blathers at the museum, but if you buy a forgery you'll be stuck with it. To tell the difference while you're shopping, use our guide.

Animal Crossing New Horizons Redd's art guide

Animal Crossing New Horizons Redd's art guide © Nintendo
Animal Crossing New Horizons Redd's art guide © Nintendo

When you enter his boat, Redd will have four pieces of art available for purchase. You can only buy one, so figuring out which is the real deal is important. It's also important to note that it is possible for Redd to be selling multiple real pieces, and for him to be selling all forgeries. According to the nameplates in the museum, there are 43 pieces to find. 

The paintings Redd sells are based on real-life works of art. The forgeries, while very similar to the originals, will have a key difference you can use to distinguish a fake. The bad news is that this is much more difficult in New Horizons than it was in New Leaf, but it's still doable. To figure out which paintings are legit, you will need to compare them to their real-life counterparts to see if there are any differences.

Paintings list

  • Serene Painting: Lady With An Ermine by Leonardo DaVinci. The real painting has the woman holding a white ermine. The fake has the ermine with a raccoon-like mask around its eyes and dark grey front paws.
  • Warm Painting: The Clothed Maja by Francisco De Goya. This painting is always real.
  • Wistful Painting: Girl With A Pearl Earring by Johannes Vermeer. The real painting has the titular pearl earring. In both fake versions (there's one where her eyes are open and one where they're closed) the girl is wearing a star shaped earring instead.
  • Academic Painting: Vitruvian Man by Leonardo DaVinci. The fake painting will have a large coffee stain on the top right corner.
  • Graceful Painting: Beauty Looking Back by Hishikawa Moronobu. To spot fake versions, look for a white ribbon on the lower part of the woman's braid. One of the fakes is missing this. The other forgery has the woman looking to the left, while the real painting has her looking to the right.
  • Calm Painting: A Sunday Afternoon On The Island Of La Grande Jatte by Georges Seurat. This painting is always real.
  • Flowery Painting: Sunflowers by Vincent Van Gogh. This painting is always real.
  • Jolly Painting: Summer by Giuseppe Arcimboldo. The fake painting is missing the little plant growing out of the fruit person's chest. 
  • Moody Painting: The Sower by Jean-Francois Millet. This painting is always real.
  • Famous Painting: Mona Lisa by Leonardo DaVinci. The fake painting has eyebrows.
  • Scary Painting: Otani Oniji The Third As Yakko Edobei by Toshusai Sharaku. In the fake painting, the man's eyebrows will point upwards towards his forehead. 
  • Dynamic Painting: Thirty-Six Views Of Mount Fuji The Great Wave Off Kanagawa by Katsushika Hokusai. This painting is always real. 
  • Scenic Painting: The Hunters In The Snow by Pieter Bruegel the Elder. The fake painting only has one hunter and is missing a few dogs.
  • Moving Painting: The Birth Of Venus by Sandro Botticelli. The fake painting doesn't have trees in the top right corner. 
  • Amazing Painting: The Night Watch by Rembrandt Van Rijn. In the fake painting, the man standing at the center of the painting wearing a red sash isn't wearing a hat.
  • Quaint Painting: The Milkmaid by Johannes Vermeer. In the fake version, the woman is pouring out a ton of milk, versus the tiny stream in the real painting. 
  • Somber Painting: Las Meninas by Diego Velazquez. In the fake painting the man in the background standing in the doorway has his arm raised much closer to his head than he does in the real version.
  • Basic Painting: The Blue Boy by Thomas Gainsborough. The fake version has the boy with thick, cut-across bangs.
  • Worthy Painting:Liberty Leading The People by Eugene Delacroix. This painting is always real. 
  • Glowing Painting: The Fighting Temeraire by Joseph Mallord William Turner. This painting is always real.
  • Common Painting: The Gleaners by Jean-Francois Millet. This painting is always real.
  • Sinking Painting: Ophelia by John Everett Millais. This painting is always real.
  • Nice Painting: The Fifer by Eduardo Manet. This painting is always real.
  • Proper Painting: A Bar At The Folies-Bergere by Eduardo Manet. This painting is always real.
  • Mysterious Painting: Isle Of The Dead by Arnold Bocklin. This painting is always real.
  • Twinkling Painting: Starry Night by Vincent Van Gogh. This painting is always real.
  • Perfect Painting: Apples And Oranges by Paul Cezanne. This painting is always real.
  • Wild Painting Left Half: Folding Screen Of Fujin And Raijin by Tawaraya Sotatsu. The monster in the fake version is green. It's white in the real version.
  • Wild Painting Right Half: Folding Screen Of Fujin And Raijin by Tawaraya Sotatsu. The fake painting's monster is white. It's supposed to be green.
  • Detailed Painting: Ajisai Sokeizu by Ito Jakuchu. The fake version's flowers are purple instead of blue. It's also missing the red writing towards the bottom left corner.
  • Warrior Statue: Terracotta Warrior by Unknown. The fake statue is holding a shovel while the real one isn't holding anything. 
  • Motherly Statue: Captoline Wolf by Unknown. The fake version's wolf mother has her tongue sticking out.
  • Beautiful Statue: Venus De Milo by Alexandros of Antioch. The fake statue is wearing a necklace. 
  • Robust Statue: Discobolus by Unknown. The fake statue is wearing a watch on the arm holding the disc.
  • Gallant Statue: David by Michelangelo. The fake statue is holding a book under his arm. 
  • Informative Statue: Rosetta Stone by Unknown. The fake stone is blue.
  • Ancient Statue: Jomon Period "Dogu" Figurine Shakoki-Dogu by Unknown. The fake version has antennas on either side of its head.
  • Tremendous Statue: Houmuwu Ding by Unknown. The fake version has a lid on top.
  • Mystic Statue: Bust Of Nefertiti by Thutmose. The fake statue is wearing an earring on the viewer's left. 
  • Rock-Head Statue: Olmec Colossal Head by Unknown. The fake statue is smiling.
  • Valiant Statue: Nike of Samothrace by Unknown. The fake statue has Nike's left leg stepping forward.
  • Familiar Statue: The Thinker by Auguste Rodin. This statue is always real.
  • Great Statue: King Kamehameha I by Thomas Ridgeway Gould. This statue is always real.

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