There are two main benefits of buying a reproduction on unstretched canvas.
First, you save money on shipping costs when you buy it because it is shipped to you rolled up in a sturdy tube.
Second, you can save money on expensive framing costs because an unstretched canvas gives you the flexibility of deciding how you want to display it in your home — framed or unframed.
With an unstretched canvas, you simply take it to a frame shop and they will mount it on stretcher bars. Once it is mounted, you can either hang it for display as is, or you can choose a professional frame to show it in.