Hagiya Katsuhira (or Katsuhei) (1804-1886) was born in Mito. Among his students were Unno Shomin (1844-1915) and Kano Natsuo (1828-1898). The latter part of his career saw many foreigners visiting Japan and Katsuhira's work appealed to Victorian taste. For this reason there are many fine examples of Katsuhira's work in Europe and America.
See Compton catalogue, Part I, lots 208 and 209 for other examples by this artist.