Le Poulpe Colossal | Pierre Dénys de Montfort | 1801

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Size: 8"x12"

"Le Poulpe Colossal," created around 1801 by Pierre Dénys de Montfort, is an intricate illustration depicting a giant octopus attacking a ship. The artwork portrays the colossal cephalopod with its numerous tentacles wrapped around the masts and rigging of the vessel, emphasizing the sheer size and strength of the creature. The ship appears dwarfed by the monstrous octopus, conveying a sense of peril and awe. The detailed line work captures the texture and movement of the octopus and the turbulent sea. This illustration reflects the fascination and fear of the unknown depths of the ocean that were common in the early 19th century, and it remains a striking representation of maritime mythology and adventure.



A premium quality heavyweight (200gsm) fine art print material with a smooth, clean finish. This museum quality paper is extremely consistent and works perfectly with large, full colour graphics or illustrations. The matte finish emphasizes different highlights and tones in the source artworks; helping to create stunning works of art.

- All prints include a .25 inch white border to ensure space for framing. 

Our Eco Credentials Include:

  • FSC approved or sustainably sourced paper
  • Printed using water based inks
  • Local fulfilment reduces carbon emissions
  • Contains no plastic


8 x 12 Inches = 20.3 cm x 30.5 cm 

12 x 18 Inches = 30.5 cm x 45.7 cm

16 x 24 Inches = 40.6 cm x 60.1 cm