According to interestingfacts.com, “A sidetracked teenager changed the course of art history when she skipped an 1871 portrait-sitting. James McNeill Whistler (1834–1903) — a Massachusetts-born artist living in London — was commissioned to paint Maggie Graham, the 15-year-old daughter of a member of Parliament. Although James had prepared a canvas during his initial studio sessions with Graham, his creative process moved too slowly for her liking. When she failed to appear, James asked his mother, Anna McNeill Whistler, then living with him in London, to be his subject.”
Had I been tutoring Maggie, I would have made her write, “Thou shalt not hold in contempt thy parents’ wishes,” 10 times. Practicing handwriting I assign to one. I saw Whistler’s Mother up-close (adverb - how) in the Musée d’Orsay, Paris.