So, you finally have Redd visiting your island with the intent of selling you some amazing artwork to fill up your Art Gallery in the Museum. While Jolly Redd means well, not all of his artwork is the real McCoy. Some of them are as they say in the art trade “Authentic Replicas”.
There are 30 paintings and 13 statues to collect in total. Of those, 20 paintings and 11 statues have fake variants. Trying to spot which ones are real and which are fake relies on a relatively good eye for detail. The fakes have a small change in detail like added or missing features, change in color, etc.
We have listed every painting and statue below along with screenshots that show the differences between the real and fake artwork. (The screenshots provided come courtesy of AbdallahSmash and his YouTube video REAL vs FAKE Paintings and Statues In Animal Crossing New Horizons. You can check out the video for yourself here).
Academic Painting (Vitruvian Man – Leonardo Da Vinci): The fake Academic Painting has what looks like coffee mug stains in the top right corner.
Amazing Painting (The Night Watch – Rembrandt): In the fake Amazing Painting, the Man in black with the red sash is missing his hat.
Basic Painting (The Blue Boy – Thomas Gainsborough): The boy in the fake Basic Painting has a full fringe on his forehead.
Calm Painting (A Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte – Georges-Pierre Seurat): The Calm Painting has no fake variant.
Common Painting (The Gleaners – Jean-François Millet): The Common Painting has no fake variant.
Detailed Painting (Rooster and Hen with Hydrangeas – Ito Jakuchu): In the fake Detailed painting, the flowers are painted purple. The flowers are actually blue in the real Detailed Painting.
Dynamic Painting (Great Wave off Kanagawa – Hokusai): The Dynamic Painting has no fake variant.
Famous Painting (Mona Lisa – Leonardo Da Vinci): The Mona Lisa in the fake Famous Painting has raised eyebrows.
Flowery Painting (Sunflowers – Vincent van Gogh): The Flowery Painting has no fake variant.
Glowing Painting (The Fighting Temeraire – Joseph Mallord William Turner): The Glowing Painting has no fake variant
Graceful Painting (Beauty Looking Back – Hishikawa Moronobu): The fake Graceful Painting is missing a white toggle on her collar.
Jolly Painting (Summer – Giuseppe Arcimboldo): The fake Jolly Painting does not have a flower sprouting from the figure’s chest.
Moody Painting (The Sower – Jean-François Millet): The Moody Painting has no fake variant.
Moving Painting (The Birth of Venus – Sandro Botticelli): The fake Moving Painting replaces the trees on the right side with pink flowers.
Mysterious Painting (Isle of the Dead – Arnold Böcklin): The Mysterious Painting has no fake variant.
Nice Painting (Young Flautist – Édouard Manet): The Nice Painting has no fake variant.
Perfect Painting (Apples and Oranges – Paul Cézanne): The Perfect Painting has no fake variant.
Proper Painting (A Bar at the Folies-Bergère – Édouard Manet): The Proper Painting has no fake variant.
Quaint Painting (The Milkmaid – Johannes Vermeer): In the fake Quaint Painting, there is a large quantity of milk pouring from the jug. In the real painting, it is only a trickle of milk coming out of the jug.
Scary Painting (Otani Oniji II – Tōshūsai Sharaku): The fake Scary Painting has a worried look on his face with sad eyebrows. The real Scary Painting has an angry expression on his face.
Scenic Painting (The Hunters in the Snow – Pieter Bruegel): The fake Scenic Painting only has one hunter between the trees. The real painting has three hunters.
Serene Painting (Lady with an Ermine – Leonardo Da Vinci): The ermine or ‘stoat’ in the fake Serene Painting has a grey/blue coloration. In the real Serene Painting, the ermine is white/cream all over.
Sinking Painting (Ophelia – John Everett Millais): The Sinking Painting has no fake variant.
Solemn Painting (Las Meninas – Diego Velasquez): The man standing in the doorway in the fake Solemn Painting is pointing upwards. In the real Solemn Painting, the man looks to be holding the doorframe.
Twinkling Painting (The Starry Night – Vincent van Gogh): The Twinkling Painting has no fake variant
Warm Painting (The Clothed Maja – Francisco Goya): The Warm Painting has no fake variant.
Wild Painting Left Half (Wind God and Thunder God – Tawaraya Sotatsu): The fake Wild Painting Left Half has a palette swap from white to green.
Wild Painting Right Half (Wind God and Thunder God – Tawaraya Sotatsu): The fake Wild Painting Right Half has a palette swap from green to white.
Wistful Painting (Girl with a Pearl Earring – Johannes Vermeer): The fake Wistful Painting has a star earring instead of a pearl earring.
Worthy Painting (Liberty Leading the People – Eugène Delacroix): The Worthy Painting has no fake variant.
Ancient Statue (Dogū – Unknown): The fake Ancient Statue has what looks like antennae on the sides of its head.
Beautiful Statue (Venus de Milo – Unknown): The fake Beautiful Statue is wearing three necklaces around her neck.
Familiar Statue (The Thinker – Auguste Rodin): The Familiar Statue has no fake variant.
Gallant Statue (David – Michaelangelo): The fake Gallant Statue is carrying a book under its right arm.
Great Statue (King Kamehameha I – Thomas R. Gould): The Familiar Statue has no fake variant.
Informative Statue (Rosetta Stone – Unknown): The fake Informative Statue is a neon blue. The real Informative Statue is grey/black.
Motherly Statue (Captoline Wolf – Unknown): The fake Motherly Statue has the wolf sticking its tongue out on its left side.
Mystic Statue (Bust of Nefertiti – Thutmose): The fake Mystic Statue is wearing an earring on its right side.
Robust Statue (Discobolus of Myron – Unknown): The fake Robust Statue has what looks like a wristwatch on its right hand.
Rock-head Statue (Olmec Colossal Head – Unknown): The fake Rock-head Statue has an upward curve in its lips that make it look like it is smiling.
Tremendous Statue (Houmuwu Ding – Unknown): The fake Tremendous statue has a lid on top of it. The real Tremendous Statue is without a lid.
Valiant Statue (Nike of Samothrace – Unknown): The fake Valiant Statue is a mirror image of the real Valiant Statue. The fake has its left leg forward. The real statue has the right leg forward.
Warrior Statue (Terracotta Army – Unknown): The fake Warrior Statue leans upon a shovel. The real Warrior Statue does not have anything in its hands.