Lord Henry looked at him. Yes, he was certainly wonderfully handsome, with his finely curved scarlet lips, his frank blue eyes, his crisp gold hair. There was something in his face that made one trust him at once. All the candour of youth was there, as well as all youth’s passionate purity. One felt that he had kept himself unspotted from the world. No wonder Basil Hallward worshipped him.

– Oscar Wilde

The Picture of Dorian Gray, Chapter 2. In one of the most important chapters of the novel, we are introduced to Dorian Gray. Lord Henry meets the young man in Basil’s studio for the first time and is struck by his incredible physical beauty. He also has the innocence and purity of youth. Henry is not surprised Basil worships him.