Wistful Painting

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Wistful Painting
Girl with a Pearl Earring.jpg
Real-world counterpart
Girl with a Pearl Earring
Year Unknown
Artist Johannes Vermeer
Main appearances
Name in other languages

Japanese すてきなめいが
Simplified Chinese 漂亮的名画
French Toile nacrée
Spanish Retrato perla
Italian Quadro realista
Russian Мечтательная картина

Korean 근사한 명화
Traditional Chinese 漂亮的名畫
Quebec French Toile nacrée
Latin American Spanish Retrato perla
German Perlengemälde
Dutch Melancholische schilderij


The Wistful Painting is a painting that was introduced in Animal Crossing: City Folk, perhaps after the popularity of a novel and film featuring this painting. The painting is Girl with a Pearl Earring by Johannes Vermeer.

Art details[edit]

Animal Crossing, Wild World and City Folk
Item Name Buy Price Sell Price Available From
Worthy Painting 1,960 Bells (Animal Crossing)
3,920 Bells[nb 1] (Other Games)
490 Bells Tom Nook's (Animal Crossing)
Crazy Redd's (Other Games)

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 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 woman's bandana is orange, the painting is a forgery.

In New Horizons, if the earring is star-shaped. it is fake. If the earring is rounded, it is genuine. The forged painting will periodically open and close its eyes.