Le Poulpe Colossal | Pierre Dénys de Montfort | 1801

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Size: A3 Portrait
Frame Style: Black Frame

"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.



Created from high-quality wood, milled with simple clean lines and presented with a satin finish. Includes an off-white mount that will not discolour or fade with age.

All framed prints feature our premium fine art paper. This is a museum-quality paper which reproduces photography and artworks with exceptional tonality and renders sharp details with consistent flatness and accuracy.


For the matted / mounted prints we use a thick 1.4mm window mount cut from premium, textured mountboard. All mounts are "conservation grade", FSC certified, 100% acid free, and will not discolour or fade with age.

  • Simple, elegant design
  • Premium, fine art paper with a gently textured surface
  • Handmade by specialist picture framers
  • FSC certified off-white mat / window mount
  • Delivered ready for hanging