Fu·sel·i (fyzə-lē′), Henry Originally Johann Heinrich Füssli. 1741-1825.
Swiss-born British painter whose works, including The Nightmare (1781), display a fantastic, macabre quality that influenced the surrealists of the 1920s and 1930s.
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