The collection of sculptures

The Ursulines of Quebec have one of the finest collections of sculptures from the 17th, 18th and 19th centuries in Quebec. It comprises three ensembles: the chapel’s decoration, sculpted by Pierre-Noël Levasseur (1690-1770) between 1726 and 1736 and gilded by the Ursulines from 1736 to 1739, the ensemble of statues and bas-reliefs and the carved ornaments such as pedestals, niches, reliquaries, candlesticks, chandeliers, mouldings and frames. In all, nearly a thousand pieces make up the collection of sculptures of the Ursulines of Quebec.