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
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.
* Side table, 1871 Edward William Godwin (British, 1833–1886) Walnut and brass, The table demonstrates the ideals characteristic of the Aesthetic movement in Britain from the 1860s to 1880s. The overall composition of the table, with its attenuated lines and asymmetrical organization of stretchers and posts, creates a rhythm of horizontal and vertical elements that echo Asian as well as traditional English influences