Tsukioka Settei was a Japanese ukiyo-e artist born in Ōmi Province. Settei studied painting in Osaka with Takada Keiho in the style of the Kanō. He was strongly influenced by the work of the ukiyo-e artist Nishikawa Sukenobu. By 1762, Settei had produced over fifty illustrated books. From then onwards he started painting hanging scrolls of beauties, which he best known for.
"The source of genius is imagination alone, the refinement of the senses that sees what others do not see, or sees them differently." - Eugene Delacroix