I’m grateful to the Spectator for this one. Di Stefano is actually British, and this scene, redolent of Edward Hopper, is of the unadorned facade of a Brunelleschi church in Florence. As the Speccy article points out, the imagery is that of the Trinity and/or Christ on the cross flanked by two thieves. If you’ve ever wandered round the silent and empty streets of a Mediterranean town at the hottest part of the day, you will readily soak up the authenticity as well as the symbolism. A great painting, and only done last year.