This design was made for Blake's poem called The Book of Urizen. The woman
is Enitharmon, who in Blake's mythology symbolises Pity. In Urizen she is made pregnant by Los and 'groaning Produc'd
a man Child to the light.'
This child was Orc (symbolising Revolt), who is seen here with his mother. Los
was jealous of his son, and chained Orc
to a mountain. Here Enitharmon seems
to be introducing Orc to the idea of
liberty, before he is finally chained up.