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.
A thing of beauty is a joy forever: its loveliness increases: it will never pass into nothingness - John Keats