French School, (19th century); French. Medium: engraving. Date: 1896. Cin�orama was an early film experiment and amusement ride at the 1900 Paris Exposition devised by Raoul Grimoin-Sanson, that simulated a ride in a hot air balloon over Paris. It represented a union of the earlier technology of panoramic paintings and the recently invented technology of cinema. Provenance: Private Collection. Photographic Rights The Bridgeman Art Library.