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In 1888 Whistler married E. W. Godwin's widow, Beatrix. The Whistlers moved to Paris in 1893 but two years later were back in England. Trixie, as his wife was called, died of cancer in 1896. After her death, Whistler maintained studios in both Paris and London. He died in London on July 17, 1903. Read more: http://www.notablebiographies.com/We-Z/Whistler-James.html#ixzz45Mg2qkRP

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Chair

1885 Chair Edward William Godwin Culture: English This chair is a simplified version of Godwin's designs for chairs in the Greek style which he produced from 1885. It was available in four different versions, with or without arms, either with upholstered back and seat and turned legs, like this example, or with wooden seat and back and plain legs.

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Tea Dress ca. 1885 via The Costume Institute of The Metropolitan Museum of Art “Artistic dress had its roots in mid-Victorian England, where Pre-Raphaelite artists, with their love of things medieval, and disdain of industrialized society, revived a version of the loose fitting, relatively plain gowns of that time. Its successor, Aesthetic dress, drew from the same design, but not philosophical, resources. In 1884, Liberty & Co. hired Edward William Godwin, an architect and proponent o

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Scandalous women in British history

Writer Mary Wollstonecraft was famous for defending women's rights, as well as for her unconventional personal life. A frank biography published by her husband William Godwin after her death, which revealed, among other things, that she had borne a child out of wedlock, provoked outrage.

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