The Woodford House Foundation is delighted to offer Frances Hodgkins prints for sale. Prints can be purchased framed or unframed using the order form below.
La Première Communion is a special painting that was originally meant for former student, Ann Roberts, who was sadly diagnosed with leukemia in her sixth form year (Year 12), in 1958. Ann passed away on January 2, 1959 and didn’t get to see the painting. Her family donated La Première Communion to Woodford House in memory of their daughter. Initially, the painting graced the dining room before being moved to the Chapel in 1976.
La Première Communion is currently on loan to the New Zealand Portrait Gallery for the Frances Hodgkins’ exhibition, which runs from November 16, 2017 – February 14, 2018. This is the first time the painting, which is worth at least $65,000, has left Woodford House.
Prints and cards of the painting have often been purchased by families of Old Girls for 21st birthdays and as wedding gifts.
You now have an opportunity to purchase your very own La Première Communion print, framed or unframed. Purchase for yourself or as a gift for a loved one.