Basic Painting

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Basic Painting
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The Basic Painting in Animal Crossing: New Horizons.
Real-world counterpart
The Blue Boy
Year 1770
Artist Thomas Gainsborough
Main appearances
Name in other languages
 いさましいめいが
 勇敢的名画
 Toile classique
 Retrato heroico
 Quadro semplice
 Обычная картина
 용감한 명화
 勇敢的名畫
 Toile classique
 Retrato heroico
 Einfachgemälde
 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]

Main article: Item:Basic Painting (Animal Crossing)

The Basic Painting in Animal Crossing replaces the Lovely Painting from Doubutsu no Mori+, which shares the same internal hexadecimal ID.

Basic Painting

Buy Price  1,960 Bells
Sell Price  490 Bells
Obtain from  Crazy Redd's
Furniture Size 1.0 x 1.0


In Wild World[edit]

Basic Painting

Buy Price  3,920 Bells
Sell Price  490 Bells[nb 1]
Obtain from  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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Buy Price  1,960 Bells
Sell Price  490 Bells[nb 1]
Obtain from  Tom Nook's store
(spotlight item)
Authenticity This painting can appear at Crazy Redd's, where it will always be a forgery.
Furniture Size 1.0 x 1.0
  1. Sells for 10 Bells if it is a forgery.


In New Leaf[edit]

Basic Painting
The Blue Boy
Artist: Thomas Gainsborough
Made in 1770
Oil on canvas


Fake Basic Painting
Basic Painting

Description This portrait of a boy in blue by Gainsborough has been a longtime favorite of the British public.
Buy Price  3,920 Bells
Sell Price  490 Bells [nb 1]
Obtain from  Redd's Gallery
Authenticity In the forgery, both of the boy's arms are bent. If only his left arm is bent, it is genuine.
Furniture Size 1.0 x 1.0
  1. Cannot be sold if it is a forgery. Will be charged  100 Bells from Re-Tail.

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  4,980 Bells
Sell Price  1,245 Bells[nb 1]
Obtain from  Jolly Redd's Treasure Trawler
Authenticity In the forgery, the boy has a bowl haircut with long bangs. If he has shorter and wavier hair, it is genuine.
Furniture Size 1.0 x 2.0
  1. Cannot be sold if it is a forgery.

Gallery[edit]

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.