Diser grosse Schauffel Hirsch, mit 2 curieusen in die höhe gewachsenen schalen an denen vorder Läuffen ist anno 1748 den 2ten September von J. Hochfürstl. Durchl. dem regierenden Hr. Landgraaffen zuz Hessen Darmstatt vormittags 11 uhr auf 80 gang aus freyer hand bey Romrod geschossen worden hat gewogen 400 tt.
Johann Elias Ridinger (1698 - 1767) was a German painter, engraver, draughtsman and publisher. He is considered one of the most famous German engravers of animals, particularly horses, hounds and hunting scenes. He began his training in Ulm and later studied in Augsburg. He learned the art of engraving from Georg Philipp Rugendas. His engraved, etched and scratched sheets show the animals in characteristic movements and positions in a landscape environment. He later founded his own art publishing house in Augsburg, where most of his works appeared.