Quaint Painting

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Quaint Painting
The Milkmaid.jpg
Real-world counterpart
The Milkmaid
Year Unknown
Artist Johannes Vermeer
Main appearances
Name in other languages

Japanese おちついためいが
Simplified Chinese 平静的名画
French Toile charmante
Spanish Retrato holandés
Italian Quadro buffo
Russian Старинная картина

Korean 침착한 명화
Traditional Chinese 平靜的名畫
Quebec French Toile charmante
Latin American Spanish Retrato holandés
German Altertumsgemälde
Dutch Traditionele schilderij


The Quaint Painting is a painting available in all games in the Animal Crossing series. The Quaint Painting is a copy of Johannes Vermeer's The Milkmaid, painted around 1657. Despite its title, it depicts a housemaid pouring milk into a Dutch oven. The Milkmaid is currently on display in the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam.

Art details[edit]

Animal Crossing, Wild World and City Folk
Item Name Buy Price Sell Price Available From
Quaint Painting 3,920 Bells [nb 1] 490 Bells Crazy Redd's

In New Horizons[edit]

Quaint Painting
The Milkmaid
Johannes Vermeer, circa 1658
Oil on canvas


Fake Quaint Painting
Quaint Painting

Description This piece earned Vermeer the nickname "Master of Light" thanks to its exquisite contrast and depth. Vermeer painted this masterpiece at only 25 years of age. Many note that it is surprisingly small in real life.
Buy Price 99k Bells NH Inv Icon cropped.png 4980 Bells
Sell Price 99k Bells NH Inv Icon cropped.png 1245 Bells [nb 2]
Obtain from Redd NH Character Icon.png Jolly Redd's Treasure Trawler
Authenticity Unknown
Furniture Size 1.0 x 1.0
  1. 3,920 Bells reflects the price Redd charges for the painting. The actual buy price (if purchased through the catalog) is 1,960 Bells.
  2. Cannot be sold if it's a forgery.


Authenticity[edit]

In New Leaf, if the maid is missing her bonnet, the painting is a forgery.

In New Horizons, if the maid is pouring a lot of milk (as opposed to a small strand), the painting is a forgery.