Hokuba Teisai was one of the earliest and foremost pupils of Katsushika Hokusai (1760-1849). From about 1800-12 he is known to have produced illustrations for more than sixty kyoka poetry anthologies and novels. The rest of his career was given over to painting hanging scrolls of beautiful women, typically with the figure done in colorful detail and the landscape in an ink-wash style adopted from the Edo Kano school.
In art, the hand can never execute anything higher than the heart can image. - Ralph Waldo Emerson