With Jolly Redd now showing up on his boat in Animal Crossing: New Horizons, you will need to quickly learn how to spot the fake paintings and fake statues that he tries to swindle you with.
Before you can set foot on Jolly Redd’s Treasure Trawler, you will first need to speak to Blathers in the Museum. The sage owl will share some good news with you, in that, thanks to your hard work, the Museum will now be able to start displaying fine works of art. If you come to find an authentic piece of art, he’s happy to take it off your hands.
From the next in-game day, Jolly Red should visit your deserted island paradise. In the morning, Isabelle will warn you that a suspicious character has been selling works of art sourced from unknown origins.
When you talk to him for the first time, he will offer to sell you a piece of art for 498,000 Bells. After an exclamatory reaction to the price, he’ll offer you his family-exclusive, patent-pending Cousin’s Discount to lower this to 4,980 Bells.
This is the first authentic piece of art that you will receive, and, once you donate it to Blathers, you will be able to open an Art Gallery in the Musem to start displaying your paintings and sculptures.
From this point, Jolly Redd’s Treasure Trawler ship will start to randomly dock on your island – usually on the small beach to the north. Make a visit and you will be able to purchase more art pieces, although not all of these are genuine and Redd will try to trick you with forgeries.
We have listed the fake statues and fake paintings that you will need to be wary of below, and how you will be able to work out which you shouldn’t buy:
Fake Statues In Animal Crossing: New Horizons
- Ancient Statue – Jōmon period Shakōki-dogū: The fake statue will have antenna.
- Beautiful Statue – Venus de Milo (Statue by Alexandros of Antioch): The fake statue will be wearing a necklace.
- Gallant Statue – David (Sculpture by Michelangelo): The fake statue will be holding a cloth in its right hand.
- Informative Statue – Rosetta Stone: The fake statue will be blue.
- Motherly Statue – Capitoline Wolf: The fake statue will have a tongue.
- Robust Statue – Discobolus (Sculpture by Myron): The fake statue has a wristband.
- Rock-head Statue – Olmec Colossal Head: The fake statue will be smiling slightly.
- Tremendous Statue – Houmuwu Ding: The fake statue will have a lid.
- Warrior Statue – Terracotta Army: The fake statue will be holding a shovel.
- Valiant Statue – Nike of Samothrace: The fake statue will have the wrong angle and position.
Fake Paintings In Animal Crossing: New Horizons
- Academic Painting – Vitruvian Man (Drawing by Leonardo da Vinci): The fake painting will be marked with a coffee stain.
- Amazing Painting – The Night Watch (Painting by Rembrandt): In the fake painting, the man wearing a red sash will be missing his hat.
- Basic Painting – The Blue Boy (Painting by Thomas Gainsborough): In the fake painting, the Blue Boy’s hair will have a much fuller fringe when compared to the real painting.
- Detailed Painting – Ajisai Sōkeizu (Painting by Itō Jakuchū): In the fake painting, the leaves are purple.
- Famous Painting – Mona Lisa (Painting by Leonardo da Vinci): In the fake painting, Mona Lisa’s eyebrows will be arched much higher compared to the real painting.
- Graceful painting – Beauty Looking Back (Painting by Hishikawa Moronobu): In the fake painting, the beauty appears to be twice as tall as the real one.
- Jolly Painting – Summer (Painting by Giuseppe Arcimboldo): The fake painting will be missing a decorative flower on the man’s chest.
- Moving Painting – The Birth of Venus (Painting by Sandro Botticelli): In the fake painting, there will be trees missing in the top-right corner.
- Quaint Painting – The Milkmaid (Painting by Johannes Vermeer): In the fake painting, the milkmaid will be pouring more milk than normal.
- Scary Painting – Ōtani Oniji III as Yakko Edobei (Painting by Tōshūsai Sharaku): In the fake painting, Ōtani Oniji III’s eyebrows will be pointing upwards.
- Scenic Painting – The Hunters in the Snow (Painting by Pieter Bruegel the Elder): In the fake painting, there are less hunters and dogs that appear than there should be.
- Serene Painting – Lady with an Ermine (Painting by Leonardo da Vinci): In the fake painting, the animal will have grey fur.
- Solemn Painting – Las Meninas (Painting by Diego Velázquez): In the fake painting, the man stood at the door will be waving.
- Wild Painting (right half to left half) – Folding Screen of Fūjin and Raijin (Tawaraya Sōtatsu): In the fake painting, Fūjin will be painted with a lighter skin colour than it should have.
- Wild Painting (left half to right half) – Folding Screen of Fūjin and Raijin (Tawaraya Sōtatsu): In the fake painting, Raijin will be painted with a darker skin colour than it should have.
- Wistful Painting – Girl with a Pearl Earring (Painting by Johannes Vermeer): In the fake painting, the girl will be wearing a star-shaped earring.