Moody Painting

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Moody Painting
The Sower.jpg
Real-world counterpart
The Sower
Year Unknown
Artist Millet
Main appearances
Name in other languages

Japanese ちからづよいめいが
Simplified Chinese 强健的名画
French Toile puissante
Spanish Retrato joven
Italian Quadro possente
Russian Энергичная картина

Korean 힘찬 명화
Traditional Chinese 強健的名畫
Quebec French Toile puissante
Latin American Spanish Retrato joven
German Kraftgemälde
Dutch Noeste schilderij

The Moody Painting is a copy of Millet's painting, The Sower. Available in City Folk, it is the second of Millet's paintings to be featured, the other being the Common Painting. As this painting is available only from Crazy Redd's, along with its forgery.

A pioneering work of Realism, this oil painting, completed in 1850, shows a glum-looking peasant sowing seeds in a field. This image of poverty enraged the upper classes of France at the time, who criticized his work for showing how workers struggled- many paintings at this time expressed an idyllic middle-class life, full of color and warmth.

The Animal Crossing name for the painting is very appropriate- the dark colors and exhausted expression of the man serve to evoke dismay in his condition, and expose the hardship and simplicity of rural life in 19th century France.
The Sower is now on display in the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, Massachusetts.

Art details

In City Folk

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Unknown, Unknown

Description Unknown
Buy Price 99k Bells NH Inv Icon cropped.png 3,920 Bells
Sell Price 99k Bells NH Inv Icon cropped.png 490 Bells[nb 1]
Obtain from Redd NH Character Icon.png Redd
Authenticity Can be a forgery
Furniture Size 1.0 x 1.0
  1. Sells for 10 Bells if it is a forgery.

In New Horizons

Moody Painting
The Sower
Jean-François Millet, circa 1850
Oil on canvas

Description Millet painted this piece of a farmer sowing wheat seeds in a field after moving to the countryside from Paris. If the piece reminds you of Van Gogh, that's likely because Van Gogh himself was inspired by it!
Buy Price 99k Bells NH Inv Icon cropped.png 4980 Bells
Sell Price 99k Bells NH Inv Icon cropped.png 1245 Bells
Obtain from Redd NH Character Icon.png Jolly Redd's Treasure Trawler
Authenticity Unknown
Furniture Size 1.0 x 1.0


In New Leaf and New Horizons, there are no forgeries of this painting.

Museum exhibit description

"This painting features a small town where the artist once lived. He is said to have influenced van Gogh."
— Museum Exhibit, Animal Crossing: New Leaf