artist Basil Hallward’s “ideal of youth” remains young as his portrait ages. [Br. Lit.: The Picture of Dorian Gray, Magill I, 746–748]
his portrait becomes the record of his life. [Br. Lit.: The Picture of Dorian Gray]
beautiful youth whose hedonism leads to vice and depravity. [Br. Lit.: Oscar Wilde The Picture of Dorian Gray]
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