How to spot fake art in Animal Crossing: New Horizons

Here’s how to avoid getting scammed by Jolly Redd.

Animal Crossing New Horizons Art Guide: How to Spot Fake Art?

Animal Crossing: New Horizons got a new update recently which adds a ton of features in the game. However, there is one thing that many people still fall victim to in the game, and it is something that is really hard to master: spotting fake art. Fans of the Animal Crossing franchise will be well acquainted with Jolly Redd, the cunning fox who sells real and counterfeit paintings and furniture in the game.

Jolly is back again in New Horizons, and like always, it’s really difficult to spot the counterfeit paintings he is selling. To help with that, here is a list of the key things to look out for to know if the painting is fake.

Painting nameReal NameHow to Spot a Fake One
Academic paintingVitruvian Man The painting is fake if there is a coffee mug stain at the top right corner.
Amazing painting The Night Watch The painting is fake if the man in black is without a hat.
Basic painting The Blue Boy The painting is fake if the boy has long hair and his forehead is covered with hair.
Calm painting A Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte There is no fake version of this painting.
Common painting The Gleaners There is no fake version of this painting.
Detailed painting Rooster and Hen with Hydrangea The fake painting has purple flowers.
Dynamic painting The Great Wave off Kanagawa There is no fake version of this painting.
Famous painting Mona Lisa The fake painting has the lady with raised eyebrows.
Flowery painting Sunflowers There is no fake version of this painting.
Glowing painting The Fighting Temeraire There is no fake version of this painting.
Graceful painting Beauty Looking Back The fake painting has the lady taking more than half of the portrait’s space.
Jolly painting Summer The fake painting doesn’t have an artichoke on the shirt.
Moody painting The Sower There is no fake version of this painting.
Moving painting The Birth of Venus The fake painting has no trees.
Mysterious painting Isle of the Dead There is no fake version of this painting.
Nice painting The Fifer There is no fake version of this painting.
Perfect painting Apples and Oranges There is no fake version of this painting.
Proper painting A Bar at the Folies-Bergere There is no fake version of this painting.
Quaint painting The Milkmaid The fake painting has a lot of milk pouring out of the jug.
Scary painting Portrait of Ōtani Oniji III as Yakko Edobei The fake painting has the eyebrows pointing upwards making him look terrified.
Scenic painting Hunters in the Snow The fake painting has only one hunter and twelve dogs.
Serene painting Lady with an Ermine The fake painting has the woman holding a grey ermine.
Sinking painting Ophelia There is no fake version of this painting.
Solemn painting Las Meninas The fake painting has the character near the door raising his hand upwards.
Twinkling painting Starry Night There is no fake version of this painting.
Warm painting The Clothed Maja There is no fake version of this painting.
Wild painting Left Half Wind and Thunder God The fake painting has the god in dark color.
Wild painting Right Half Wind and Thunder God The forged painting has a light figure, whereas the genuine one has a dark figure.
Wistful painting Girl with a Pearl Earring The fake painting has the girl wearing a star-shaped earring instead of a round earring.
Worthy painting Liberty Leading the People There is no fake version of this painting.