Off New York Harbor. Granville Perkins (1830-1895). Oil on Canvas. c. 1880. 12 x 18 1/2 inches canvas, 16 x 22 inches framed. A member of the American Watercolor Society, Perkins exhibited both his oils and watercolors frequently at the National Academy between 1862 and 1889. He also exhibited at the Pennsylvania Academy in 1856. In the 1860’s Perkins moved to New York where he became a popular illustrator for many of the important publications of the day, including Harper’s and Leslie’s Illustrated News.