Nice! It looks like one of the images of the archives of M. P. Hall (Which I think it is, since you were discussing him today)
For some reason it made me remember a lot of 3 books I've recently "read": 3 graphic novellas by Max Ernst:
- Une semaine de bonté (1933) ["A week of goodness"] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Une_semaine_de_bonté
- La Femme 100 têtes (1929) ["The 100 heads woman", though phonetically it's also "The woman without heads"]
- Rêve d'une petite fille qui voulut entrer au Carmel (1930) ["Dream of a little girl who wanted to get into a candy"]
The first one is a true "Mutus Liber"... the other two have some brief descriptions of the collages made using old engravings.
Whilst I love Surrealism, Ernst has never been my favorite (whilst I adore his partner, Leonora Carrington)... but his three graphic novels contain some of the most surprising alchemical images I've ever seen. The three of them are worth "reading" (or watching), especially "A week of goodness".
Yes, they are unrelated to this image you posted, but watching them somehow made me see "more" in this image than I would have seen before coming across these three works by him... which I strongly suggest (especially "A week").