Yoshitoshi Tsukioka was a ukiyo-e artist who was active from the late Edo period to the Meiji era. He was known for his diverse range of ukiyo-e works, including historical paintings, portraits of beauties, actor prints, genre scenes, classical themes, and battle scenes. He exhibited a unique artistic style in each of these categories. In an era when the demand for ukiyo-e was declining, he emerged as one of the most successful ukiyo-e artists. Many notable artists in Japanese and Western painting emerged from his school of art. Yoshitoshi is sometimes referred to as the "last ukiyo-e artist" due to his significant contributions to the art form during a challenging period.