Academic Painting

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Academic Painting
Real-world counterpart
Vitruvian Man
Year Unknown
Artist Leonardo da Vinci
Main appearances
Name in other languages

Japanese アカデミックなめいが
Simplified Chinese 学术性的名画
French Toile académique
Spanish Cuadro anatómico
Italian Quadro accademico
Russian Академическая картина

Korean 아카데믹한 명화
Traditional Chinese 學術性的名畫
Quebec French Toile académique
Latin American Spanish Cuadro anatómico
German Wissenschaftsgemälde
Dutch Academisch schilderij

The Academic Painting is a painting in Animal Crossing: New Horizons introduced in the 1.2.0 April Free Update. It is based on Leonardo da Vinci's Vitruvian Man. Despite being referred to as a painting in the game, it is not actually a painting.

Art details[edit]

In New Horizons[edit]

Academic Painting
Vitruvian Man
Leonardo da Vinci, circa 1487
Pen and ink on paper

Fake Academic Painting
Academic Painting

Description This drawing is based on the "ideal" human-body ratio, as stated in "De architectura." "De architectura" was a treatise by Vitruvius, an architect from the early 1st century BCE.
Buy Price 99k Bells NH Inv Icon cropped.png 4,980 Bells
Sell Price 99k Bells NH Inv Icon cropped.png 1,245 Bells[nb 1]
Obtain from Redd NH Character Icon.png Jolly Redd's Treasure Trawler
Authenticity In the forgery, there is a coffee stain in the top right corner. The forgery also has a key taped to the back of the canvas. If there is no stain and key, it is genuine.
Furniture Size 1.0 x 1.0
  1. Cannot be sold if it is a forgery.


In New Horizons, 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.

Real-world information[edit]

Vitruvian Man

Made by the Italian polymath Leonardo da Vinci in about 1490, Vitruvian Man is accompanied by notes based on the work of the Roman architect Vitruvius. The drawing, which is in ink on paper, depicts a man in two superimposed positions with his arms and legs apart and inscribed in a circle and square.