"A Battle of Engravers."
Depicts a mêlée of combatants using engraving tools as weapons: Hogarth with his dog is the only combatant with a palette instead of a copper-plate for a shield, and paint-brushes in his quiver. His opponent, Antoine Masson (1636-1700), defends himself with a rapier. William Woollett (1735-85) spars with J. J. Baléchou (1719-64). Behind them Dürer attacks Marcantonio Raimondi (c. 1480-c. 1530). An unidentified engraver is firing a huge bottle of aquafortis supported on a grindstone. Second or third state.
Source: Thomas Wilson's A Catalogue Raisonné of the Select Collection of Engravers of an Amateur, pl. 44.
From the collection of Josephine Lea Iselin.