Dr. Ramdayaloo Sharma
He was an ayurvedic doctor and a physician for many renowned people including the British. He started a pharmacy which was later run by his children. This is a very unusual portrait of him at a young age and without a turban. It was taken by Baker who established a studio in Calcutta in 1857. The portrait is preserved beneath a convex glass mounted in oval gold frame, with calligraphic inscription under it.
Quarter plate ambrotype
4.75 x 3.75 in. (12.1 x 9.5 cm.)
Photographer: F W Baker & Co., Calcutta, c. 1860