Basic Painting

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Basic Painting
Basic Painting NH Icon.png
Real-world counterpart
The Blue Boy
Year Unknown
Artist Thomas Gainsborough
Main appearances
Name in other languages

Japanese いさましいめいが
Simplified Chinese 勇敢的名画
French Toile classique
Spanish Retrato heroico
Italian Quadro semplice
Russian Обычная картина

Korean 용감한 명화
Traditional Chinese 勇敢的名畫
Quebec French Toile classique
Latin American Spanish Retrato heroico
German Einfachgemälde
Dutch Klassiek schilderij


The Basic Painting is a painting in the Animal Crossing series introduced in Animal Crossing. It is based on Thomas Gainsborough's The Blue Boy.

Art details[edit]

In Animal Crossing[edit]

Basic Painting

Buy Price 99k Bells NH Inv Icon cropped.png 1,960 Bells
Sell Price 99k Bells NH Inv Icon cropped.png 490 Bells
Obtain from Tom Nook NH Character Icon.png Tom Nook
Furniture Size 1.0 x 1.0


In Wild World[edit]

Basic Painting
Unknown
Unknown, 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 City Folk[edit]

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Unknown
Unknown, Unknown
Unknown


Description Unknown
Buy Price 99k Bells NH Inv Icon cropped.png 1,960 Bells
Sell Price 99k Bells NH Inv Icon cropped.png 490 Bells[nb 1]
Obtain from Tom Nook NH Character Icon.png Tom Nook
(spotlight item)
Authenticity Always genuine
Furniture Size 1.0 x 1.0
  1. Sells for 10 Bells if it is a forgery.


In New Leaf[edit]


In New Horizons[edit]

Basic Painting
The Blue Boy
Thomas Gainsborough, 1770
Oil on canvas


Fake Basic Painting
Basic Painting

Description Gainsborough was known for his innovative use of colors in his traditional portraits, like this one. Although he preferred painting landscapes, his portraits would be the defining work of his career.
Buy Price 99k Bells NH Inv Icon cropped.png 4980 Bells
Sell Price 99k Bells NH Inv Icon cropped.png 1245 Bells[nb 1]
Obtain from Redd NH Character Icon.png Jolly Redd's Treasure Trawler
Authenticity Unknown
Furniture Size 1.0 x 2.0
  1. Cannot be sold if it is a forgery.


Authenticity[edit]

In New Leaf, if both of his arms are bent at his sides, then it is a forgery.

In New Horizons, if his forehead is entirely covered with bangs, then it is a forgery.

Museum exhibit description[edit]

"This portrait of a boy in blue by Gainsborough has been a longtime favorite of the British public."
— Museum Exhibit, Animal Crossing: New Leaf

Real-world information[edit]

The Blue Boy

The painting in real life is called The Blue Boy, and was painted in 1770 by Thomas Gainsborough. It is an oil painting, and is currently on display in Huntington Library, San Marino, California.