Common Painting

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Common Painting
The Gleaners.jpg
Real-world counterpart
The Gleaners
Year Unknown
Artist Jean-François Millet
Main appearances
Name in other languages

Japanese よくみるめいが
Simplified Chinese 常见的名画
French Toile commune
Spanish Cuadro segadoras
Italian Quadro povero[nb 1]
Russian Сельская картина

Korean 평범한 명화
Traditional Chinese 常見的名畫
Quebec French Toile commune
Latin American Spanish Cuadro segadoras
German Bekanntgemälde
Dutch Landelijke schilderij


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.

Art details[edit]

Animal Crossing, Wild World and City Folk
Item Name Buy Price Sell Price Available From
Common Painting 3,920 Bells[nb 2] (Animal Crossing & Wild World)
1,960 Bells (City Folk)
490 Bells Crazy Redd's (Animal Crossing & Wild World)
Spotlight Item (City Folk)

In New Horizons[edit]

Common Painting
The Gleaners
Jean-François Millet, 1857
Oil on canvas


Description The signature piece from Millet, who was known for depicting the lives of commoners in the 19th century.Notice the abundant crops visible in the background relative to the meager wheat remaining for workers.This art served as social commentary in a time of great inequality.
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


Authenticity[edit]

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

Museum exhibit description[edit]

"This painting depicts a common scene of the day where extra wheat is collected by the needy."
— Museum Exhibit, Animal Crossing: New Leaf

Notes[edit]

  1. Quadro paesaggio before NH.
  2. 3,920 Bells reflects the price Redd charges for the painting. The actual buy price (if purchased through the catalog) is 1,960 Bells.