Jean-Théodore Fantin-Latour was a painter and pastellist. On 25 October 1834 he married Hélène de Naidenhoff, the adopted daughter of Countess Zoloff. They had three children: Ignace-Henri-Théodore, who became a painter and close friend of JW, Marie-Louise-Hélène and Nathalie-Marie-Thérèse.
J.-T. Fantin-Latour studied under Benjamin de Rolland, a pupil of David, at the Ecole gratuite de dessin de Grenoble. He exhibited at the Salon between 1842 and 1866. It was he who gave Henri Fantin-Latour his first drawing lessons in 1846.
Druick, Douglas and Michael Hoog, Fantin-Latour, exhibition catalogue, National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa, 1983.