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Jolly Redd's Paintings and Works of Art

Redd may sometimes appear on your island, offering to sell you art. But look carefully, because some of the art he sells is fake.

Buying Art

Redd might sometimes be wandering around on your island. If you have never talked to him before, talk to him and he will offer to sell you some art at a very high price. You'll say no, and he'll lower the price. Buy the art. It's guaranteed to be genuine the first time.

Take it to Blathers and donate it. Blathers will be able to add an art exhibit to the museum, and construction will begin the next day.

The next time Redd visits, go to his boat, which is docked on a beach in the north of your island (it will be on your island map). You can enter the boat (but not the first time Redd visits) and examine the art that he has for sale. Look carefully to spot the real from the fake, and be sure to buy a genuine work of art.

Telling the Real from the Fake

Jolly Redd sometimes sells fake artworks that are cheap imitations of the real thing. Blathers won't accept fakes for the museum, so you should do your best to avoid being fooled. How do you tell the difference? Each art work is based on a real work of art from the real world. Redd's fakes always have a visible difference from the real thing. Below is a list of the differences that will tell you if you're buying genuine or fake art, along with a picture of the real work of art for you to compare.

The descriptions on this page might not list all of the fake variants, but the pictures on this page all depict the genuine art, so try to buy the art that most closely resembles the pictures on this page.

Picture of Real Art Title and Artist How to Spot the Fake
Vitruvian Man
Leonardo da Vinci

"Academic Painting"
The fake has a round coffee stain in the upper-right corner. If there is no coffee stain, it's genuine.
The Night Watch
Rembrandt

"Amazing Painting"
If the man in black is not wearing a hat, the painting is fake. If the man in black is wearing a hat, the painting is genuine.
Dogū
Unknown

"Ancient Statue"
If it has antennae sticking up from the sides of its head, it's fake. If there are no antennae, it's genuine.

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The Blue Boy
Thomas Gainsborough

"Basic Painting"
If there is hair covering his entire forehead, it's fake. If you can see some of his forehead, it's genuine.
Venus de Milo
Unknown

"Beautiful Statue"
If she is wearing necklaces, it's fake. If there is nothing around her neck, it's genuine.
A Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte
Georges-Pierre Seurat

"Calm Painting"
This painting is always genuine.
The Gleaners
Jean-François Millet

"Common Painting"
This painting is always genuine.

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Rooster and Hen with Hydrangeas
ItŇć JakuchŇę

"Detailed Painting"
If the flowers are purple, it's fake. If the flowers are blue, it's real.
Great Wave off Kanagawa
Hokusai

"Dynamic Painting"
This painting is always genuine.

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Mona Lisa
Leonardo Da Vinci

"Famous Painting"
If she has large arched eyebrows, it's fake. If she has no eyebrows, it's genuine.
Sunflowers
Vincent van Gogh

"Flowery Painting"
This painting is always genuine.
David
Michaelangelo

"Gallant Statue"
If he his holding a book under his arm, it's fake. If he does not have anything under his arm, it's genuine.
The Fighting Temeraire
Joseph Mallord William Turner

"Glowing Painting"
This painting is always genuine.

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Beauty Looking Back
Hishikawa Moronobu

"Graceful Painting"
If she is almost as tall as the painting, it's fake. If she only fills about 60% of the size of the painting, it's genuine.
King Kamehameha I
Thomas R. Gould

"Great Statue"
This statue is always genuine.
The Rosetta Stone
Unknown

"Informative Statue"
If the statue is blue, it's fake. If it's black, it's genuine.

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Summer
Giuseppe Arcimboldo

"Jolly Painting"
If there is no flower coming out of the chest, it's fake. If there is a flower coming out of the chest, it's genuine.
The Sower
Jean-François Millet

"Moody Painting"
This painting is always genuine.
Captoline Wolf
Unknown

"Motherly Statue"
If there is a tongue sticking out of the wolf's mouth, it's fake. If there is no tongue, it's genuine.

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The Birth of Venus
Sandro Botticelli

"Moving Painting"
If there is no forest in the upper-right corner, it's fake. If there is a forest in the upper-right corner, it's genuine.
Isle of the Dead
Arnold Böcklin

"Mysterious Painting"
This painting is always genuine.
Bust of Nefertiti
Thutmose

"Mystic Statue"
If she has an earring, it's fake. If she does not have earrings, it's genuine.
Young Flautist
Édouard Manet

"Nice Painting"
This painting is always genuine.
Apples and Oranges
Paul Cézanne

"Perfect Painting"
This painting is always genuine.
A Bar at the Folies-Bergère
Édouard Manet

"Proper Painting"
This painting is always genuine.

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The Milkmaid
Johannes Vermeer

"Quaint Painting"
If there is a large stream of milk coming out of the milk jug, it's fake. If there is a small trickle of milk coming out, it's genuine.
Discobolus of Myron
Unknown

"Robust Statue"
If he is wearing a wristwatch, it's fake. If he does not have anything on his wrists, it's genuine.
Olmec Colossal Head
Unknown

"Rock-head Statue"
If the statue is smiling, it's fake. If it's not smiling, it's genuine.

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Otani Oniji II
Tōshūsai Sharaku

"Scary Painting"
If his eyebrows are like this / \ it's fake. If his eyebrows are like this \ / it's genuine.

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The Hunters in the Snow
Pieter Bruegel

"Scenic Painting"
If there is only one hunter on the bottom left of the painting, it's fake. If there are three hunters, it's genuine.

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Lady with an Ermine
Leonardo Da Vinci

"Serene Painting"
If the ermine in her arms is grey, with ferret-like markings on its face, it's fake. If the ermine is all white, with no markings, it's genuine.
Ophelia
John Everett Millais

"Sinking Painting"
This painting is always genuine.

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Las Meninas
Diego Velasquez

"Solemn Painting"
If the man in the doorway in the background is waving or giving a thumbs up, it's fake. If his hand is touching the left side of the doorway, it's genuine.
Houmuwu ding

Unknown
"Tremendous Statue"
If the statue has a lid on top, it's fake. If the statue is open, it's genuine.
The Starry Night

Vincent van Gogh
"Twinkling Painting"
This painting is always genuine.

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Nike of Samothrace
Unknown

"Valiant Statue"
If the statue's left leg is forward, it's fake. If its right leg is forward, it's genuine.
The Clothed Maja
Francisco Goya

"Warm Painting"
This painting is always genuine.
Terracotta Warrior

Unknown
"Warrior Statue"
If the statue is holding a shovel in front of itself, it's fake. If the statue does not have anything in front of it, it's genuine.

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Wind God and Thunder God
Tawaraya Sotatsu

"Wild Painting"
Left Half: If the creature on the left half is dark, it's fake. If the creature on the left half is light, it's genuine.

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Right Half: If the creature on the right half is light, it's fake. If the creature on the right half is dark, it's genuine.

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Girl with a Pearl Earring
Johannes Vermeer

"Wistful Painting"
If she is wearing a star-shaped earring, or her eyes are closed, it's fake. If she has a round earring and her eyes are open, it's genuine.
Liberty Leading the People
Eugène Delacroix

"Worthy Painting"
This painting is always genuine.
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