Common Painting

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Common Painting
The Gleaners.jpg
Real name The Gleaners
Artist Jean-François Millet
Appearances Animal Crossing,
Animal Crossing: Wild World,
Animal Crossing: City Folk,
Animal Crossing: New Leaf
"This painting depicts a common scene of the day where extra wheat is collected by the needy."
— Museum Exhibit, Animal Crossing: New Leaf

The Common Painting is one of the pieces of artwork available in the Animal Crossing series games. Unlike in earlier games, in which it is only available in Crazy Redd's, it is a Spotlight Item in City Folk. The Common Painting is a copy of Jean-François Millet's The Gleaners, painted in 1857. It has a very sad subject- despite having warm colors and showing a harvest, its focus is on three peasant women collecting scraps of wheat in the foreground, their poverty obvious despite the landowner's bounty in the background. When it was first exhibited, the painting received negative reviews from the upper class, who saw it as glorifying the common worker without any references to the Bible. It is a good example of Realism art. Once housed in the Louvre, The Gleaners is currently on display in the Musée d'Orsay.

Authenticity[edit]

In Animal Crossing: New Leaf, there are no forgeries of this painting.

Painting information[edit]

Animal Crossing, Wild World and City Folk
Item Name Buy Price Sell Price Available From
Common Painting 3,920 Bells* (Animal Crossing & Wild World)
1,960 Bells (City Folk)
490 Bells Crazy Redd's (Animal Crossing & Wild World)
Spotlight Item (City Folk)

*3,920 Bells reflects the price Redd charges for the painting. The actual buy price (if purchased through the catalog) is 1,960 Bells.