The King of Cups has the classic Pierrot posture of woe, but he loves his melancholy.
Pierrot, sitting on a stool, raises his left hand to his forehead with a look of anguish. He holds a goblet in his right hand and a black and white cat climbs on his shoulders. He wears baggy white clothing and a white cone-shaped hat. His shoes are red and pointed, there are three blue buttons on his shirt, and four yellow buttons on his hat. The goblet is yellow with a red interior and a red band around it. The floor is tiled in black and white checkers and an ivory-colored curtain hangs behind him, partly covering a potted plant with pointed leaves.