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The majority of the paintings held by the Ursulines have a religious theme, including 24 works of exceptional artistic and heritage value and 10 that have been officially designated as such by the government of Quebec. The painting The Fathers of Mercy Redeeming the Prisoners, attributed to Jérôme II Francken, is one of these officially recognized works. Several portraits are also part of the collection, including this one of Colonel Melchior-Alphonse de Salaberry, son of a Canadian hero and grandfather of an Ursuline nun. The portrait was painted in 1850 by Théophile Hamel, a renowned portraitist in Quebec City.

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