'Taking water for Vauxhall. Be cautious my love - don't expose your leg.' British, etching, published by Robert Sayer, 1790. A visit to Vauxhall Gardens usually involved crossing the river. A young man hands a pretty young woman into a wherry which a young waterman, who is apparently standing in the water on the further side of the boat, holds against the landing-place. She raises her petticoats, the waterman stares at her legs.