Street artist Peachy spraypainted another artwork on the exterior of Reading Gaol, the third creative to make their mark.

The motif, which shows a man in dungarees painting over a ‘Banksy’ tag, was quickly scrubbed from the Grade II listed building on Sunday.

Peachy’s piece appeared on the same wall as Banksy artwork depicting a prisoner escaping with a typewriter.

“My works are not going against Banksy or trying to compete,” said Peachy.

“Painting on the Gaol wall keeps it in the public eye.

“Things get forgotten about so fast - everything I am currently doing has a future motive.”

Though Peachy’s work was removed, the same fate did not befall a painting of a figure reading Oscar Wilde poetry which appeared before Christmas that remains cordoned off from the public.

A little-known creative who goes by the name of Portus Abonae has claimed responsibility for the drawing, and backed a £10m bid by Banksy to turn the prison into an arts hub.

The international street artist offered the sum to the Ministry of Justice, which owns the Grade II listed building, to support a proposal made by Reading Borough Council to transform the institution, which has been disused since 2013, into an arts and cultural centre.

The Ministry of Justice has so far been largely silent on the issue, despite attempts by Banksy, the Chronicle and Reading MP Matt Rodda.

“Banksy has made an incredibly generous offer to help save the Gaol. I am calling on the MoJ to stop its current bidding process and consider the £10 million being offered by the well-known artist," said Mr Rodda

Read more: 'Government is failing us': Woman slams MOJ and starts petition for Reading Gaol 

“We now have a real chance to save Reading Gaol and turn it into an arts hub , I do hope the Government will make the most of this wonderful opportunity.”

Since Banksy made his pledge in December, the MoJ have only responded: “The deadline for bids has passed and we are currently considering the ones we received.”

A petition to reopen the bidding process started by a Reading resident of 40 years has gained almost 900 signatures.