Wistful Painting

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Wistful Painting
Wistful Painting NH Texture.png
The Wistful Painting in Animal Crossing: New Horizons
Real-world counterpart
Girl with a Pearl Earring
Year c. 1665
Artist Johannes Vermeer
Main appearances
Name in other languages
 すてきなめいが
 漂亮的名画
 漂亮的名畫
 근사한 명화
 Toile nacrée
 Toile nacrée
 Retrato perla
 Retrato perla
 Quadro realista
 Мечтательная картина
 Perlengemälde
 Melancholisch schilderij


The Wistful Painting is a painting in the Animal Crossing series introduced in Animal Crossing: City Folk. It is based on Johannes Vermeer's Girl with a Pearl Earring.

Art details[edit]

In City Folk[edit]

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Buy Price  3,920 Bells
Sell Price  490 Bells[nb 1]
Obtain from  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]

Wistful Painting
Girl with a Pearl Earring
Artist: Johannes Vermeer
Made around 1665
Oil on canvas


Fake Wistful Painting
Wistful Painting

Description Sometimes also called The Girl in the Blue Turban. To this day, the painting's model remains a mystery.
Buy Price  3,920 Bells
Sell Price  490 Bells [nb 1]
Obtain from  Redd's Gallery
Authenticity In the forgery, the woman's hat is colored red. If her hat is colored blue, 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]

Wistful Painting
Girl with a Pearl Earring
Johannes Vermeer, circa 1665
Oil on canvas


Fake Wistful Painting
Wistful Painting

Description Also known as "Girl with a Turban," this piece uses ultramarine paint, which was expensive at the time. It seems the expense was worth it, as the vivid blue colors draw the eye and help make the piece a classic. The only question is... Is that a real pearl earring? Or something else...
Buy Price  4980 Bells
Sell Price  1245 Bells[nb 1]
Obtain from  Jolly Redd's Treasure Trawler
Authenticity In the forgery, the woman's earring is star-shaped. Additionally, the woman on the forged painting will periodically open and close her eyes. If the earring is rounded, it is genuine.
Furniture Size 1.0 x 1.0
  1. Cannot be sold if it is a forgery.

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