Felt-tip sketch. Marked Arles 2 Juin 1955. A sketch of a fighting bull in the arena. With sketchbook holes to top edge. 370x270mm. In 1954 he won a French government scholarship to study in Paris, for painting at the Académie Ranson and etching at the Atelier Friedlaender. Later that year, he travelled to Vallauris in the south of France where he met Picasso’s model and muse Sylvette David, who introduced Bernard into the circle of artists around Picasso.