That’s what it looks like to me. I have always assumed the guy in the middle finally told off the boss.
The sketch is loosely based on a photo I took on the steps in front of St. Peters, at noon, a few years ago. They were probably just at lunch, getting ready for the afternoon.
I’m slowly getting to subjects I thought I might paint. I took this off my list. The sketch was enough.
11”x 11” ballpoint pen and a little colored pencil on toned grey paper