The Bear and His Leader. --"What tho' I am Obliged to Dance A Bear, A Man may be a Gentleman for That, --My Bear Ever Dances to the Genteelest of Tunes"
- Etching on medium, slightly textured, white wove paper
- 11 × 15 inches (27.9 × 38.1 cm), 9 3/4 × 13 3/4 inches (24.8 × 34.9 cm), and 9 3/8 × 13 1/2 inches (23.8 × 34.3 cm)
Lettered in image: "Pub'd May 19th 1806 by H. Humphrey 27 St. James's Street. | Pro Bono Publico | Superbly fine | Exhibition at | the Bear Garden, | Broad-bottom'd Alley. | ORPHEUS | Charming the Brutes: - | with a Grand | Accompaniment by Dr Sangrado | in the Press | Bear Soup | or Bruins | Delight | Bubble & Squeak | a Duet | God save | the King | Pray | remember | your poor | and Old | Blind | Fiddler - "don't be afraid of my Bear Ladies & Gentlemen! | I have tamed & muzzled him & reformed his Habits" | CUDGEL FOR DISOBEDIENT BEARS | Rewards | for | Obedient | Bears | Caira, Ca--- | A Begging we will go"; lettered below image: "J. Gillray fec't | the BEAR and his LEADER. - "what tho' I am Obligated to Dance a Bear, a Man maybe a Gentleman for all that. My Bear ever dances to the Genteelest of Tunes"
- Credit Line:
- Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
- Copyright Status:
- Public Domain
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James Gillray, 1757–1815, British, The Bear and His Leader. --"What tho' I am Obliged to Dance A Bear, A Man may be a Gentleman for That, --My Bear Ever Dances to the Genteelest of Tunes", 1806