Oil on wood, overall: 79.2 x 51.3 cm (31 3/16 x 20 3/16 in.)
Chester Dale Collection, NGA 1963.10.150
This self portrait, done nine years before Delectable Waters, shows a bit of the melancholy and awareness of his contrary nature.
"He dressed bizarrely, wrote self-serving critiques of his work, courted the press and even handed out photographs of himself to his fans."
He wanted to be famous, and aimed towards that. "Paul Gauguin did not lack for confidence. “I am a great artist, and I know it,” he boasted in a letter in 1892 to his wife."
(Quotes from Smithsonian article, March 2011)
But prehaps it's best to let the artist speak:
From Gauguin's Intimate Journals, page 110