Moving Painting

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Moving Painting
Moving Painting NH Texture.png
The Moving Painting in Animal Crossing: New Horizons
Real-world counterpart
The Birth of Venus
Year c. 1484–1486
Artist Sandro Botticelli
Main appearances
Name in other languages

Japanese きれいなめいが
Simplified Chinese 动人的名画
French Toile émouvante
Spanish Cuadro alegórico
Italian Quadro colorato
Russian Трогательная картина

Korean 예쁜 명화
Traditional Chinese 動人的名畫
Quebec French Toile émouvante
Latin American Spanish Cuadro alegórico
German Schöngemälde
Dutch Symbolisch schilderij


The Moving Painting is a painting in the Animal Crossing series introduced in Doubutsu no Mori. It is based on Sandro Botticelli's The Birth of Venus.

Art details[edit]

In Animal Crossing[edit]

Main article: Item:Moving Painting (Animal Crossing)

Moving 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 Redd NH Character Icon.png Crazy Redd's
Furniture Size 1.0 x 1.0


In Wild World[edit]

Moving Painting

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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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 Crazy Redd's
Authenticity This painting can be a forgery.
Furniture Size 1.0 x 1.0
  1. Sells for 10 Bells if it is a forgery.


In New Leaf[edit]

Moving Painting
The Birth of Venus
Artist: Sandro Botticelli
Made around 1485
Tempura on canvas


Fake Moving Painting
Moving Painting

Description This painting depicts the Roman goddess of love, Venus, standing in a shell after emerging from the sea.
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's Gallery
Authenticity In the forgery, the shell beneath Venus is upside down. If the shell is shown in its upward position, it is genuine.
Furniture Size 1.0 x 1.0
  1. Cannot be sold if it is a forgery. Will be charged 99k Bells NH Inv Icon cropped.png 100 Bells from Re-Tail.


In New Horizons[edit]

Moving Painting
The Birth of Venus
Sandro Botticelli, circa 1485
Tempura on canvas


Fake Moving Painting
Moving Painting

Description A painting of the Roman goddess Venus riding a scallop shell after being born in the ocean. The name Botticelli is said to actually be a nickname given to the artist's brother, who was built like a barrel. Why this nickname was transferred between siblings is a mystery lost to the ages.
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 In the forgery, the sky behind the right-hand woman is clearly visible and there are flowers floating about. If there are trees behind her, it is genuine.
Furniture Size 2.0 x 1.5
  1. Cannot be sold if it is a forgery.

Gallery[edit]

Real-world information[edit]

The Birth of Venus

A work from the renaissance, Bottecelli's The Birth of Venus is interpreted as a homage to the female form. The focus of the painting is Venus, the Roman Goddess of beauty and love. Blown to the shore by Zephyrus, the god of the west wind, Venus is greeted by one of the Horae, a Goddess of the Seasons, who gives her a flowered cloak. Created in Florence, it remains there to this day, in the Uffizi Gallery.