Posted by Alec W. (220.127.116.11) on May 27, 2021 at 17:12:04:
In Reply to: Re: sumo wrestlers posted by Frederik on May 27, 2021 at 16:46:01:
Yes, the designs are quite similar. In fact there was a whole micro-genre of such designs, not always quite as similar to each other as these two are, but often pretty similar.
See, for example, this c. 1785 design by Katsukawa Shunshō:
Or this 1796 design by Katsukawa Shun'ei:
Clearly there was not a high premium put on originality for such designs, so I am not surprised to see one artist more-or-less copying another as in this case.
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