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When I see these, I can't help wondering if the models were that well built or if, maybe, the artist "idealized" them after studying anatomy.
Probably a combination of the two, although there is photographic evidence that the artists could be quite literal at times.
Agree on both counts. Some clearly "enhanced". But a fairly squat, well-built man could and can have such a musculature. As they don't fit the idealised physique, they tend to be used less for modelling. Even today, some men of this build assume that they would be unsuitable as a model.
You'd think that with all the "body type inclusiveness" that we see among women models, the male field would jump on the bandwagon.