H x W (image): 18.5 × 26.5 cm (7 5/16 × 10 7/16 in)
H x W (sheet): 20.7 × 29 cm (8 1/8 × 11 7/16 in)
Rajasthan state, India
1999-2007, printed 2014
Gauri Gill (b. 1970) 
Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, purchased from the artist, Gauri Gill, through Thomas Erben Gallery (Thomas Erben), New York, NY 
 This edition of the facsimile letters from the series “Jannat” was printed in 2014 by the artist, Gauri Gill, for the Arthur M. Sackler Gallery. See email from Thomas Erben, Thomas Erben Gallery, to Bruce Young, Registrar, with the subject “Artist signing and numbering the Sackler set of Jannat,” dated October 10, 2014, copy in object file.
The photograph was received at the Freer Gallery of Art and the Arthur M. Sackler Gallery on October 1, 2014. See letter from Rebecca Gregson, Registrar, to Thomas Erben, Thomas Erben Gallery, dated October 1, 2014, copy in object file.
 See Arthur M. Sackler Gallery “Acquisition Consideration Form,” marked as approved on October 20, 2014, copy in object file. See also invoice from Thomas Erben Gallery to Bruce Young, Registrar, dated September 19, 2014, copy in object file. See also Smithsonian Institution “Purchase Order” to Thomas Erben Gallery, Inc., dated November 12, 2014, copy in object file. The artist’s name is incorrect on the invoice from Thomas Erben Gallery, Inc., and the Smithsonian “Purchase Order.”
For the other photographs from this series, see S2016.24.1 through S2016.24.44.
Research updated March 2, 2023
National Museum of Asian Art Collection
Notes from the Desert: Photographs by Gauri Gill (September 17, 2016 to February 12, 2017)