James McCosh (1811-1894)

Augustus Saint-Gaudens, American, born Ireland 1848–1907

James McCosh (1811-1894), 1889

Princeton University, presented in 1929 by the Class of 1879 on its 50th reunion

This relief of James McCosh, Princeton University's eleventh president, is located in the north transept of the University Chapel. Created by Augustus Saint-Gaudens, the renowned sculptor of the Beaux-Art style, the original was severely damaged in the 1920 fire that destroyed the Chapel. This relief, a copy, was made from a cast made from the original.